DescriptionI think as humans we seen ourselves as the chosen ones. But like a desperate child we also seem to have a stong desire to prove ourselves and set ourselves apart from animals and other creatures. So the painting is about God watching as we try and understand and evolve his creation, and improve on imperfections we see. But I didn’t want this to feel cynical or ominous. I think there’s a hopefulness attached to it, as though we find one day find God hiding within our cells.
Bill O'Neil, Milwaukee Member Since October 2006 Artist Statement My artwork inspirations include a few odd conspirators like the chaotic influences of cryptography, prime numbers, and decay. I'm also influenced by Eames-era artifacts, retro-modern abstract art, architecture, and advertising. And all these inspirations manifest themselves in the different pieces I produce.
I really never approach my art very logically. It’s all fairly impulsive and obsessive. I just try to understand what it means when it’s complete. I like to think of my style as a super-nautural fusion of urban graffiti, mid-century modern abstracts, advertising design, and some kind of otherworldly information maps.
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