One Foot (2012)

painting by Chris Lockhart

I started with a photo of Goldie Hawn reading the newspaper, with her feet propped up on the breakfast table. I cut out her foot and pasted it to a small canvas upright like the statues on Easter Island. The pointing hand of St John the Baptist in Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece was then added to the right side of the image. I balanced this out with a small square of text to the upper right corner, but later removed that in favor of the open space. The image was worked out on the smaller surface and then recreated on this larger canvas.

45 in by 35in, oil on canvas, 2012.

For Sale: $756 USD

detail shot of One Foot by Chris Lockhart