I’ll Just Figure It Out Myself
Sunday, August 5th, 2018
In the first Iron Man movie, Tony Stark is listening to “Institutionalized” by Suicidal Tendencies while he’s tinkering on a beautiful old car in his garage. The title on this one is a line from that song that fits him to a T, figuring things out for himself when no one else was there to help.
This one is the most like the Pathways series, the lines of brilliant gold fire rising up against Iron Man’s classic hot rod red.
It’s also a beautiful, subtle reminder that even if you wobble a little taking off, you can teach yourself anything if you’re willing to put in the hard work and learn from your failures.
All I wanted was a Pepsi. Just one Pepsi!
Above, you can see the subtle sparkle of gold and hot rod red, the flame-edge whoosh of upward mobility. Below, the piece is in a frame, hinting at a greater reality just outside the boundaries.