Peter Linde Busk - Contemporary Artists

She Fills Bags N'eath Her Eyes With The Moonbeams And Cries 'Cause The World's Passed Her By

She Fills Bags N'eath Her Eyes With The Moonbeams And Cries 'Cause The World's Passed Her By The Saatchi Gallery
 

Peter Linde Busk

She Fills Bags N'eath Her Eyes With The Moonbeams And Cries 'Cause The World's Passed Her By

2009
Acrylics, crayons and colour pencil on canvas

124 x 78 cm

“I still remember exactly where I was sitting on the floor in the studio when I painted this painting. The character looks a bit like a messed up Mumi troll and a character from Deadwood. The last makes sense since I was watching that show obsessively at that time. Maybe there is a bit of the drunken Calamity Jane in there. Or Trixie. It’s one of the few portraits I have done of a female character. She appears quite sad, but why wouldn’t she be? The title is from the song Big Louise by Scott Walker. I was listening to him quite a lot around that time. It was quite a difficult painting to make and I remember going through one disappointment after another whilst making it. I was quite embarrassed by it, could see it only as a testimony of all my failed attempts and lacking skills, but then I realised that might be a good thing and in fact the strength of the painting. I think it was Hitchcock who said that work is never finished, it’s just abandoned. That’s true I think.”
 
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