This garlic-laden truck forges on against creatures of the night at every turn!
In every black-and-white horror movie, the big “dum-de-dum-dum” moment features looming shadows designed to send a chill up your spine. In Garlic Shadows, what looks like an ordinary toy truck filled with garlic soon reveals itself to have another subject - a winged, pointy-eared visitor lurking in the dark.
The idea for Garlic Shadows occurred to me in the studio while exploring different arrangements of garlic as possible subject matter. I started to think about the age-old lore of repelling vampires with garlic. It struck me as funny to think of a pickup truck loaded with garlic tootling along with a cranky demon trying to stay up-wind!
The fun part of this composition was to get the garlic to cast the vampiric shadows on the wall. I used lighting from the left to create shadows on the right and then positioned the garlic so that the top of the bulbs made ear-like shapes on the wall.
The color palette for Garlic Shadows was purposely minimalist - and dramatic - to increase the tension.
For those of you who like your puns on the subtle side, the truck featured is called a “stake truck” because of the style of the bed. Even more reason for the vampire to keep his distance!
All Richard Hall prints are limited edition and hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
All of our prints are finished with a coating that protects the print and enhances light-fastness; we use the highest quality pigmented inks with an estimated lifetime of 118 years.
Canvas giclées: Edition of 50 (for all sizes), signed and numbered on the back of the piece. Archivally mounted or stretched and hand-coated with protectant. Framed canvas giclées are hand-framed in our studio with an espresso-colored frame with gold-tone lip. Unframed canvas giclées should not be framed with glass.
Paper giclées: Edition of 250 for 12” x 16” sizes; edition of 125 for 18” x 24”. Printed on high-quality, acid-free paper and comes with a hand-cut mat that fits into a standard-size frame. We recommend that you use a frame with glass to ensure longevity of your paper print.
For 35 years, Richard Hall enjoyed a successful career in fine art, using his talents to explore the opposing worlds of abstract art and traditional still life. But chance intervened when a mischievous toddler added her two-cents worth to one of Richard’s still life settings, prompting Richard to see his work in an entirely new way. READ MORE
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