After seeing another artist’s painting of Prometheus bound, I started thinking about how I could make the subject my own. I also had in my head an image of one of my generic drone types cutting a little rug. By the time it all came together I had cast one of my favorite local bands, Annabelle’s Curse, as Prometheus and painter and picker Sam Morrow as Man. My go-to bar, Machiavelli’s, sets the stage. My friend Brian Andrews plays Epimetheus in the background across from Pandora.
Prometheus is called the Fire Bringer and in some readings of the myth this fire is the very spark of consciousness. Music here is not only the metaphor but the conduit for this fire.
Much of my work is about the alienation and dehumanization of worker drones. Music, and art in general, can remind and remold us – making us more human.
I usually have a few colors that I become enchanted with during a painting. Cobalt Turquoise Light was a favorite here.