Domestic Situation II

This is a black lithographic drawing plus a color tint. I want to cultivate a narrative whenever possible in my work. Themes like, "Highway to Heaven Series" and "Domestic Situation" are examples of two. The latter series was meant to explore tensions between couples that was inappropriate ie. mental or physical abuse.

There are many craftsmen out there that draw or render exquisitely but it is important, I believe, to bring additional dimensions to your work whenever it makes sense. I have always been interested in sound composition and playing with the subject-maters relationship to the picture plain. Illusions or visual conundrums can also add to the strength of a piece. For instance in this drawing there is a rendering of an image on a drawing of a limestone. 

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About Neal McDannel

Influences: There are a few. I really Like Alice Neel and Alex Katz. Edward Hopper made work that touched me on an emotional level while Wayne Theibaud's landscapes are extremely aesthetically pleasing along with his masterful use of color. I would also like to acknowledge my family who has been a real inspiration and very supportive in the creative process. EDUCATIONM.F.A.,  Printmaking, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1991.                  Minor concentrations: Drawing and Art History.B.F.A.,   Printmaking, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York, 1989.                 Minor concentrations: Drawing, Art History and Papermaking.