Void # 45…

Court Painter, in an unprecedented gesture of cancellation, undertook the voiding of the face of an individual patron hereby identified as # 45. The reason given was the accumulation over the years of unpaid invoices for commissions undertaken and completed of individual # 45.

The unusual circumstance that all commissions bearing the face of #45 were still in studio storage, came about because of Court Painter’s strict rule to not release paintings to patrons unless there was a 10% chance of getting paid.

Because #45’s commissions took up most of the basement, root cellar and broom closet of storage , Court Painter can only share a few of the Void Series completed at this time. Be patient!

When asked for s statement Court Painter blurted-out “The chickens have come home to roost.

(for those who struggle with the expression here is an Urban Dictionary definition.) This expression is similar to “what goes around, comes around” and basically means that the consequences of one’s evil actions catch up in a negative way. The idea that a wrongful curse comes back to the one who curses as a “bird returns to its nest” dates back to the days of antiquity. However, it wasn’t until the 19th Century that Robert Southey wrote that “curses are like a young chicken: they always come home to roost .” Since then, the idea of evil men creating returns to their own door has been encapsulated in this expression.