Originally published on Sunday, January 13, 2013
Abstracted Super Friends
Admittedly, I am a bit of a geek. I have a decided fondness for sci-fi, fantasy, and comics, all those "geek culture" things. My knowledge in this area is rather scatter shot and no where near to in depth. This said, I had been watching some of the Justice League animated features on Netflix and they got me thinking about the old Super Friends shows I loved as a kid. A thought began to grow about doing a series of paintings based on these iconic DC characters. But did I really want to do straight up portraits? Which incarnation would I pick? I kept the idea in the back of my mind for a while, then one day while walking to the Seattle Art Museum it hit me, why not do abstracts of them. A series of imagery based on impressions the characters left on me. The result follows.