The following is entirely, 100% hypothetical and not in any way real.

That said.

Suppose, for a moment, that upon her death, your grandmother left you all of her inexpensive wall art.  Suppose, further, that although your grandmother was not an especially religious woman, she acquired at some point in her life, perhaps as a gift, a piece of sacred art, which (not coincidentally) never appeared on her walls.  It would hardly seem fitting to dispose of this piece, because grandmother, but by the same token, it doesn’t seem necessary to preserve this piece in exactly the state in which it never appeared in her home, because yeah.  Exactly.

Reusing the piece seems like the best and most obvious solution to this hypothetical dilemma, doesn’t it?  Hypothetically?

01 Gesso


02 Base Layers

Beginnings of a background

03 Background

Quinacridone azo gold glaze

04 Gesso Figure

Gesso figure, whom I was at this point already calling “Sexy Tesla”

05 Suit Painted

Tesla’s suit

Tesla Final 1

Sexy Tesla is sexy

Tesla Final 2

In reality, he never married and insisted that chastity benefited him as a scientist

Tesla Final 3

I am dubious, because Sexy Tesla is Sexy.

Tesla Photo



Ann D'Angelo is a dedicated drinker of diet Coke who has never spotted a thrift store she didn't want to visit or an item she didn't want to alter. Check out Ann's shop.


sarah · September 12, 2014 at 1:06 am

mmmm dat ass.

It's a fantastic hypothetical repurpose! and sexy Tesla. Yum.

    AnnDAngelo · September 14, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Hahahaha. I seriously love that photo of Tesla. I know it's the best one he ever took. I choose to regard the rest as apocraphyl. 😉

SalScheibe · September 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

Looks amazing Ann! I would, hypothetically, do the same.

    AnnDAngelo · September 14, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Thank you so much, Sal! You should hypothetically do this if it ever happens to you, because sacred paintings like this have AMAZING dimensional details. This was a ton of fun to paint!

Michelle Mathey · September 14, 2014 at 12:06 am

So I'm reading your post and ask my 17 year old son – "Did you know that Tesla thought that being chaste helped him as a scientist?" He replied – "Did you know that Tesla fell in love with a pigeon?"

YUP – it is true – google it!! Thanks for giving me a great morning laughing with my boy!

    AnnDAngelo · September 14, 2014 at 12:15 am

    That is hilariously freaky! I am cracking up over here! I'm glad that she at least returned his feelings! 😉

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