'BUT THIS IS NOT HOW IT ENDS' CANVAS
Our days were a joy and night now closes in on us. There is no birdsong. No sound of traffic. All the warm cars have long gone or crashed cold. In their stead, something else has come, bringing screams and panic with it like a piercing wind. The people it kills get up and kill. Yes, now the night comes but no one will be sleeping tonight...at least I have a chainsaw.
This piece is also available as a screen print and as 'The Chaos Trilogy' screen print set.
All I can say is that this piece involved a lot of cutting, since all the splatter has been stenciled onto the piece. I could've done the majority of it as speckling and splatter but I like the control that comes from handling every drop of blood and gore.
I really do enjoy filling these scenes with little details and action so that you can see something new every time you look at it. And as with all these 'wide' paintings, there's a handful of film references for you to enjoy in amongst all the chaos.
And be sure to check out the video below, showing the cutting and painting of this sprawling piece. Creating a film whilst creating a painting isn't easy whatsoever but I enjoy sharing my process with you.
'But This Is Not How It Ends'
122cm by 30.5cm by 4cm
Signed and numbered
Available to purchase for £1450, including worldwide postage.