Title: A Moment in Goth
Size: 12″ x 24″
A Moment In Goth was created using acrylic paint, glass medical bottles, and a texturizing paint on a wooden board.
A Moment in Goth is an abstract mixed media piece from a short-lived theme. It was the second piece produced for the theme.
I used tiny little glass vials I bought in bulk from American Science Surplus. I painstakingly filled each with a small amount of paint & then glued them to shelving board in a large pattern.
I disliked the visible lines from the pattern so I painted the board black with a special texturized paint. It gave the piece a definitive “goth” flare, hence the name. But it wasn’t always known by this title.
When I submitted it for my BFA review in college, one the professors that pre-reviewed my portfolio told me several professors would reject the piece based on the title. I was a bit dumbfounded that my BFA application could get rejected not based on my art but my titles. So I decided to be thoroughly petty. I changed the title to “La Marque Rouge” which is French for ‘The Red Mark.’
French titles were apparently acceptable to the BFA committee at the school. I did that for several of my “offensively titled” pieces. I’m still dumbfounded that boring titles translated into French got me into the program, not my actual art. I returned to the piece to it’s original title immediately after acceptance.
This piece is no longer available because it was pulled apart by a horrible person during an exhibition. They damaged the background while prying off several of the glass bottles. I ended up having to scrap the whole piece.