Thursday, June 23, 2016

Post Vacation

I finished up this painting the day after returning from our vacation in Nova Scotia.

When I look at it now, my focus shifts back and forth repeatedly, sometimes seeing the round white shapes as holes punched through purple-turquoise fabric, and sometimes seeing the round white shapes as planets floating in purple-turquoise outer space.

That figure-ground ambiguity pretty much sums up how I felt upon return from my travels!

Weightless
4x5", acrylic, ink, and wax and oil pastels on manila stock
abstract
2016
[gifted]





6 comments:

  1. Love how the painting totally reflects your post-vacation dissonance!

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    1. Hi, Joje—thanks! Definitely lots of blurred edges and a disorientation upon return!

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  2. I very much like the association with outer space actually! Endless galaxies and so on...

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    1. I like the outer space connection also! I recently listened to some fascinating segments on public radio about dark matter, and elements, and the mysteries of the universe—I feel some of that in this little painting.

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    1. And my real challenge: how to create/recognize internal spaciousness—definitely a frontier for me : )

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