Garlic Shadows

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Medium & Finishing
  • What eeeeeevil lurks in the shadows?

    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.


    Other details

    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.



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