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‘Oil and Water IV – The Year That Took the Wind Out of Our Sails’


From the Artist: “Something struck me recently. It seems so long ago that the world collectively cringe-watched Tiger King or thought about being stung by a murderous giant hornet. I’m not sure exactly why these relatively recent events feel so distant, but I think that it must have something to do with the fact that this year has been so jam-packed full of emotionally and mentally exhausting news that what once felt abnormal and therefore stayed fresh in our memories has been pushed aside to give our minds space to fry the proverbial bigger fish.I know that most of us would probably prefer to just forget that this year ever happened. I don’t know that there’s ever been a more popular wish list item than the one that reads “Let 2020 end”. That being said, I tend to take the optimistic stance that we’ll get through it and ultimately be better for it, if we can remember, learn, and adapt from the experiences we’ve had this year. With that in mind, I thought I’d try to capture 2020 as beautifully and colorfully as I could, using a form of art that was once widely viewed as nothing more than vandalism. Each of the tags in this piece represent something significant (to the world at large as well as in my own personal life). The passing of Ruth Bater Ginsberg and Kobe Bryant (among other greats), the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement in response to so many lost or marginalized lives, Covid and the new ways through which humans interact (Zoom), etc. I suppose at the end of the day, it’s up to each of us to decide how we deal with this year and move forward. This painting was how I chose to go about it.”


-Original oil on found art by Dave Pollot

-Background is a framed painting on canvas

-Signed in oil by Artist

-Includes signed Certificate of Authenticity

-Measures 30 x 54″ including frame
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'Oil and Water IV' - Original Oil on Found Art by Dave Pollot

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