An Ant Watching the Moon Explode

Originally posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

48 X 52
oil on cavas

An ant watching the moon explode, the title is a bit self explanatory. 

This canvas began as a drop cloth, so after stretching it there where thick smudges of black paint that showed through the gesso. These became the falling parts of the moon. The imagery of the exploding moon was inspired by the destruction of the second death star as seen from the planet moon of Endor in The Return of the Jedi. The ant is just for fun.