The defendant angrily leaps to his feet, shaking a can of spam over his head. Exhausted, the lawyer looks away in disgust. The judge barks for everyone to restore decorum to the court. All the while, the bailiff numbly holds his stance behind the exhibits of stacks of spam cans and a ghastly photo of dangling victims. Something in this strange world of fish has gone terribly, terribly wrong. . .
This digital piece was completed with Photoshop out of all found images. The subjects were inspired by the prospectus of EBSQs annual Spam and Trout show. Everything from the lawyers toupee to the walls and furnishings of the courtrooms were manipulated to fit within the composition. I cant really say what made me choose this subject, its just weird. I do like the way it turned out, however, and believe that it creates an unfinished story within the mind of the viewer that extends beyond a bunch of dead fish arguing over cans of spam. What is the scandal? Who are the fish in the photo? Where did the defendant get his pants?Support Art!!!!
Lisa Thornton Whittaker, USA Member Since November 2006 Artist Statement I am a self-trained artist born and raised in Kentucky. Although professionally I am an architect, my first love has always been painting. I received my Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Kentucky in 1999, and then worked for five years in the architectural field. During this time my paintings were very architectural in composition and arrangement. However, since my decision to leave the professional world to stay at home with my children, my work has undergone an organic transformation. Motherhood has made me more sensitive to the forms found in nature and this in turn has influenced my paintings.
Although my work is often inspired by objects or emotions, my paintings are largely abstract. They are the result of a process rather than representation of the tangible.