“Bulletproof” 4’ X 4' Acrylic and Oil on canvas. 2006
Heavily influence by the model, “Bulletproof” represents a young student of mine who possessed far more depth of character than her outward appearance might suggest. It was my first exposure to working with a young person who I discovered to have suffered emotional abuse by adults that she should otherwise have been able to love and trust. The painting became much more about her psychological state than merely her physical. I was slowly incorporating more of my learning from PAFA and rendering the figure in more realistic fashion, while maintaining my use of prismatic colors and simplified imagery broken down into shapes. This was also created in a new studio space large enough to allow me to actually throw, splatter, dribble, and dump paint on the canvas at will.
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Scott Anstett is a American artist, teacher, and avid cyclist living in the Pacific Northwest.