Feathers is named after the great 1932 Marx Brothers movie,
one of my favorite comedies. I was following my own pattern of naming
artwork after music, movies, and books that I was enjoying at the
time. These titles weren't necessarily representing the paintings
themselves; you could just as well shuffle all the names around
without missing a beat.
was very much against the tradition of leaving abstract paintings
untitled, or leaving the titles abstract as well (think Jackson
to the painting. I was aiming for something with subtle streaks
of color layered around the dominant green tones. Perhaps a more
organic version of Alive in the Superunknown.
I was playing The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo 64 (just
about the best game ever made), and loved the colors and visual
style. Add in some melted crayons (some rather large crayons), and
Liquid Paper, and you have the finished painting.
B-Side isn't as rich as some of the other ones, if only because
I couldn't find anything interesting to write about. Imagine that.