Ziggy Snoozing. Oil on paper, sketchbook. 21 x 12.7 cm (8.25 x 5 in) Shelli Langdale ×

Ziggy Snoozing

  • Size: 21 x 12.7 cm (8.25 x 5 in)
  • Substrate: Oil on paper, sketchbook
  • Technique: brushwork
  • Installation: unframed. no hardware.
  • Artist: Shelli Langdale (varnished, signed, and dated)

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Thoughts About this Work

The purpose of doing this sketchbook study is to help prepare for a larger, conceptual painting involving pink balloons. It's been an emotional journey for me to arrive here, with a sense of melancholic peace, creating more uplifting paintings of Ziggy. Many of my earlier works narrated death, physical afflictions, and morbidity without depicting Ziggy himself. This is the first painting where I have not obscured the malformations resulting from cancer. If you don't see them, then my goal was accomplished!