The Holy Batman

The Holy Batman

Oil on Canvas, 2013.
Dimensions: 85 inches x 145 inches (315cm x 190cm)

This ode to Batman took approximately
1200 hours of studio time spread out
over 7 months, and depicts nearly 75
different Batman figurines, primarily
from the 80's and 90's. The painting
also includes iconography that
influenced the creation and aesthetic
of the Batman universe (a tiny Zorro
figure in the top left, the pipe and
magnifying glass of Sherlock Holmes
near the bottom left, a Mad Hatter, a
da Vinci ornithopter flying in the
landscape in the background). The Twin
Towers are depicted in the New York
Gotham City skyline (my childhood
Gotham included the Twin Towers). The
frame is covered in over 360 Batman
figures that were created using
silicone moulds. The original toy of the
central figure is encased in a shadowbox
attached to the top of the frame.

The Holy Batman - Joker

Detail

The Holy Batman - Frame

Corner frame detail

The Holy Batman - Toy

Top frame detail with attached toy

The Holy Batman studio

Studio image