Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tom Torleumke's "Snow Day" offered to support Waterkeeper Alliance

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
"Snow Day" (2010) by Tom Torluemke. Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in (Auction Ends Feb 6 at 9:30pm ET)
At the center of Tom Torluemke's "Snow Day," a naked white man stands erect in the snow with his feet bound by a rope. He doesn't move. He simply bleeds into the white snow as he is pelted over and over by iceballs of snow. "The painting, "Snow Day," is a bit funny, a bit sad and a bit ironic," said Torluemke. "The character in the painting only has to bend down and untie his feet, but he's not doing that, he's just letting himself get hammered by snowballs. Notice the kid's hats and gloves." The painting is being auctioned off as part of a Paddle 8 fundraiser for Waterkeeper Alliance, the largest and fastest-growing nonprofit that’s solely focused on clean water. The exhibit and auction will be held at  Sotheby's, NYC on Monday, February 6.

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