The one thing I remember about doing this painting is the zipper. I thought I could do some sort of visual shorthand. But, at some point, I realized that if I wanted the painting to work, the only thing I could do was paint each and every tooth. It was painful at first, but after I settled into it, It became sort of meditative.

Modern Venus #10 by Edward Weiss, Gouache and Acrylic on watercolor paper, 16″ X 22”, 1999 
To see a portfolio  from the series click here.

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