24"x36", Acrylic on Canvas (2015)
This piece was painted during my Australian tour in 2015. I spent 3 weeks in Brisbane and a weekend in Sydney for the OZ comic con, and it was one of the most amazing times in my life. The elevated quality of living, the people who are all down, and just to be able to show off my art to another country in person, made it a memorable trip. So, on to the piece. The title The Day of the Triffids is that of a 1951 Sci-Fi book by English author John Wyndham, about these alien plants that come to destroy the earth. The Triffid is also the name of a nightclub in Brisbane which was named after the movie. I was scheduled to live paint at the club during a local music conference, so what better way to pay tribute to the book and the club, than to have the club torn apart by one of the murderous plants!