Dimensions: 96″ x 60″
Media: acrylic on canvas
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“A scene from the cost of Massachusetts near the town of Quincy inspired the Glades painting. This area is important in American history as the home of the Adams family which produced two American presidents. While living in Cambridge, MA, I met a descendant of President John Adams and her husband. The couple invited me to the old Adams family retreat on one of the beautiful beaches in the area. I spent a weekend there photographing rocks and the sea for possible future paintings. Consequently, after examining the photographs, I thought that painting the rock scene would be a great challenge.
The tool I used to paint this painting is called airbrush; airbrush looks like a bulky pen that can spray paint, in this case acrylic paint. Now, you might ask, why paint this large or why a seascape. First, textures and patterns in nature fascinate me. Second, it is easier to air brush such details on a large surface. Third, compare seeing a movie on a small TV set to a huge screen in a movie theatre. Seascape is only one of the many other subjects I like to tackle—every subject is a challenge and the outcome needs to satisfy my curiosities.
Finally, I want say that I am very happy to be contributing to and be part of “The program that provides individualized support and opportunities for higher level education” – David Zaig
David Zaig a graduate of the Slade School of Fine arts, University of London.
Exhibited in London, NYC, and Boston, and taught at the Central School of Art, London, University of Wisconsin, Mass College of art, and New England School of Art and Design Boston.
“Superimposed Reversed Images”, LEONARDO, Vol. 13, 1980. England.
“Sculpture: Towards Compound-Idea Construction”, LEONARDO, Vol. 4, 1971. England.
“Seeing Around” 20 minutes. “Homage to Magritte” 9 minutes, “Photography” 10 minutes, grant from the Johnson Wax Fund, “Works David Zaig 1956 – 1976” 3 minutes.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Reading University, London Borough of Camden, and various private collections in England, United States, and France.