Size: 22"W x 30"H x 1.25"D
Year Created: 2012
A drawing of a pile of crumpled clothing inspired this painting. When it came time to create the painting, I was driven by a desire to conjure a visually challenging image from banal subject matter. As I sketched the drawing onto the canvas, I transformed parts of the clothing into obscure, colorful shapes and added animal parts such as a tail. Other parts of the image faintly resemble a skull and a beak. The creature clutches a much smaller, obscure creature in its beak.
Craig Moran was born in Washington, DC, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Studio Art at the University of Virginia (UVA). He received a fifth-year arts fellowship at UVA, and completed a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Moran has lived in San Francisco and Chicago, as well as various parts of Virginia. He currently resides in Washington, DC and has a studio in Takoma Park.