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Leprechaun

8.50"W x 11.00"H x 1.0"D

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Matt O'Neill

San Francisco, CA

Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: glittery, black and white, chiaroscuro, leprechaun, line art

Media: pen on paper

Size: 8.5"W x 11"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2017

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The line form established by white gel ink as it travels over a glittering black surface traces geographic features, but abstracted--made rhythmic, each referencing the other. Derivative, yet from which anthropomorphic shapes emerge...for me a mischievous irish character. 8.5x11 inch yardstick, framed simply but in quality.

The grind and excitement of near-constant movement has given me a stormy and tense relationship to space, and to movement within that space. From walled-off Berlin, foggy Vienna, quaint Alpine villages, and myriad boxy American cities--each environment adding something subtle to my creations. I often pose the philosophical question--why would a thing need to represent another thing, if its own beauty in form should be recognized? I crave tension--seeking truth through examination of angles, trial--error, and the narrative that develops visually through the "indelibility" of contact between pen and paper.

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