Tri Polar

Tearing oneself apart from the inside is a difficult concept to portray visually.

This was the third painting I made in that. I was feeling better physically, enough so to stretch a large canvas. In the under painting of acrylic gesso mixed with plaster and semen, I painted an equation, with my blood. In essence it describes the population of the earth at the time I painted this, divided by the claimed wealth of all nations, which then equals the amount you are entitled to. No questions, no legal defence allowed. You are all way over budget. Time to stop. I followed the equation with an acrylic under painting of a nuclear explosion. Which was followed by the self portrait ripping my face off.

Oil on canvas, 42" X 42". 2005.
‘Tri-Polar’, 42″ X 42″, oil on canvas.

I called it tri-polar because I did not agree with my psychiatrist. All you have is on or off, I have an in between which allows me to divert the rage in us all into art. Do you? I think that is how art happens.

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Bedlam : The Art of Graham Houston

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My books have arrived. Bedlam The art of Graham Houston Volume 1 , Entropy The art of Graham Houston Volume 2

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These books are made up of 60 images of my work in each book. A lot of that can be seen in various years throughout this page.

Here is one of my self portraits as a baby.

At this time I am working on volume three, I cannot say when or if it will be finished. The cover is still in process too.