I loved spin art as a kid (who didn't?) so I was excited to see it at my friend's daughter's birthday party. Only a few of the kids wanted to take home their spin art, so I came up on some sweet psychedelic art that would've otherwise become garbage. The spin art process itself inspired me as I thought what might happen if a freshly painted cartoon figure were also on one of these panels as it enacts its aesthetic centrifuge. Juxtaposed with this whimsical musing exists self-inflicted pain, and an inability to move.
Painted on top of a series of four spin art pieces, an ordinarily run-of-the-mill cartoon figure is stretched to a great length and transformed into a spiral. The figure's limbs rubbery limbs extend, pierce and wrap around various parts of the torso and lower body creating a convoluted cloverleaf of lines. Its hands and feet extend past the swirling mass of flesh and point in the cardinal directions.
9" x 9"