This painting was a part of my first solo show in Toronto at Omy Gallery back in 2005. It was a tribute to one of my favourite childhood illustrated story books Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are. I could never get over how comfortable Max was around these giant monsters and wanted to portray how a real kid would react to being in such a scary situation.

The glass is treated like an animation cel. Trace off the line on the front/viewer side and paint the colour fills on the flip side. Painting lights and dark’s first and a layer of carpet is glued to the glass to fill in Max’s Wolf suit.

Acrylic on glass with carpet and layered background painting by Bowman 2005.

Prints available in the SHOP