Soap Box Derby

Soap Box Derby

$4,500.00 Sale Save

acrylic on cradled panel, 38" x 36"

This is a wonderful example of David Eddy's delightful use of color and semi abstract imagery. In it, a figure sits in a home-made "soap box" in preparation for the derby race.

About David Eddy

Eddy's paintings explore varying levels of abstraction and styles of narrative. While the preparatory stages of his process-he works with many layers of pigments on panel and a ground which is periodically distressed by physical manipulation and mistreatment - are nearly identical for each piece, the final surface layers determine the unique narrative for a painting. A painting's subject (or narrative) begins to declare its-self as Eddy works on the preparatory stages. This sparks a larger image, story, experience, thought, or whatever, in the artist's mind and he then takes the painting to fruition/completion. His images are both self-revelatory and broadly human.