Paul Romano is a fine artist and designer working and living in Philadelphia. Romano’s work spans many mediums and aesthetics, nodding to art history and imbued with abstract narrative. He has worked with many aggressive bands across multiple albums, including Mastodon, dälek, Hate Eternal, The Red Chord, and Withered to name a few.
Protection Spell, 2021, Oil on panel, 24x24”
"I have been listening to a long time favorite of mine, Songs Ohia (Jason Molina). I tend to listen to his work heavily during troubling times. One of the times I saw him, he had a tour only EP for sale, Protection Spells; a very raw recording that feels incredibly intimate. Jason’s music can at once connect me to sadness and uplift me at the same time.
I enjoy ambiguity and pepper my work with it often. In my Protection Spell, the thorns are equally protecting and threatening. Are the roses creating a barrier with their beauty or promising to overgrow and suffocate the sparrow even further? The meanings are unclear.
It is obviously a time when any kind of force field around ourselves and those we love is welcome; a protection spell/prayer/intention etc.
Available as a museum quality Giclee Print in three sizes.