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October 19, 2006

"Mac Bomb", 7"x9" oil painting by Nitrozac (SOLD!)


Thank you tallysreconstruction!

Did you get that little pit in your stomach feeling when you first saw this painting? Did you gasp, as you realize, "oh no! system error! all that work! I hope I saved it?! Whew! It's only a painting!" The subject matter of this eighth painting of my Painting A Day Blog, can send you on a roller coaster of emotions, your body into the flight or fight response. Yet, we love that old bomb, don't we? It perfectly captures the experience of a computer crash–an explosive scattering of data followed by all the stages of greif in a split second; shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, then finally acceptance. You collect yourself and resignately boot up, ready and alert to conduct search and rescue. That little image of the bomb packs so much meaning, doesn't it?

The original bomb icon was designed by the icon design genius, Susan Kare. Many Mac Geeks are fully aware of this and other icons that went hand in hand with all things Macintosh. It is with this sense of nostalgia that I painted "Mac Bomb". It also is quite a striking image, I must admit. It says so much in just a few pixels, or in this case, a few brush strokes. It was a challenge to paint as well, all those straight edges of tiny squares. Since the painting is black and white it will fit into any decor quite nicely, especially a Mac Geek's decor. It's a classic oil painting of a classic Mac symbol, I'm quite in love with it actually.

I wish everyone a Bomblastic Bidding on this exciting, graphic painting! Good luck! :-D

Posted by Nitrozac at October 19, 2006 12:12 PM