Jessica Ballantyne’s Painting a Day for 30 Days- Day #24, Crack

Jessica Ballantyne’s Painting a Day for 30 Days- Day #24, Crack

Crack, Inktense on canvas

Daily painting number 24, “Crack” is somewhat inspired by “Nude Descending the Staircase No. 2”  by Marcel Duchamp.  I wanted to create the impression of many bodies or parts of bodies within the one figure. Where Duchamp’s painting is about movement, mine isn’t about physical movement but more about emotional movement. This figure is abstracted and broken to portray the loss or breakdown of identity and its unreliability. So inspired by Duchamp, here is “Crack”:

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