The third image in a series of Enchanted Spaces. Two ideas collided here.
I was seeing the image as a poetic visualisation of ‘The Field of the Cloth of Gold’, evocative and romantic words reaching beyond the Tudor history. These visualised perhaps as a banner above glinting armour with an earthy ground. The hearaldry of a mythic pomp and circumstance.
Learning of ‘phase transition’ via a radio discussion it (the image) seemed also to depict the description given by the physicist to explain this phenomenon. The edges where properties of matter change in different conditions were described as a volatile mix of structure and space.
So the golden cloth is at some level in a flux with more or less stable edges.
Acrylic paint and medium on cement with mixed media and embedded materials.
20″ x 20″ 2014
Acrylic and mixed media with embedded organic materials in cement on canvas.
20″ x 20″ 2014
“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.”
― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
“The unexplainable thing in nature that makes me feel the world is big fat beyond my understanding – to understand maybe by trying to put it into form. To find the feeling of infinity on the horizon line or just over the next hill.”
― Georgia O’Keeffe, Some Memories of Drawings
4 pieces on canvas 20″ x 20″ cement, acrylic paint, acrylic medium, PVA, mixed media, collage, embedded materials. 2014
Before The Fall
Cement, mixed media and collage on canvas
20″ x 20″
Genesis is an allegory. It describes the transition of the human race from a state of innocence…. They were initially unaware of their own mortality; they had little or no concept of right and wrong. After the transition they had a moral sense. They realized that their life on earth was finite.
Acrylic and acrylic medium, cement, mixed media on canvas.
20″ x 20″
Nearing completion, very difficult to photograph without reflection.
With gloss acrylic and gold paper collage
Acrylic paint on canvas with mixed media 8″ sq x 1″ deep.
Turning Over A New Leaf
A return to digital manipulation. This is based on a mono print from a leaf scanned and digitally layered. The notion of the infinite in Nature continues as a theme. It is interesting how the tree motif emerges from the leaf veins almost of its own volition.
I have always loved this Nietzsche quote as phrased by Gombrich in “The Story of Art”
“All nature faithfully”–But by what feint
Can Nature be subdued to (the artist’s) constraint?
Her smallest fragment is still infinite!
And so he paints but what he likes in it.
What does he like? He likes, what he can paint!
A new tag for what may become a series of visual thoughts about bounding the unboundable.
My card for the twitter art exhibit in Orlando curated by Robin Maria Pedrero
Twitter Art Exhibit:Orlando is an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting The Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Classes, a nonprofit (501)©3 organization dedicated to dance education and outreach. The Special Needs Classes include customized exercises that expand the student’s range of motion, creativity and social skills. Class work is further designed to enhance skills in memorization, problem solving and communication. Belinda Balleras, whose son takes classes every week, says: “He has a new sense of creative fulfillment and an additional pathway to productively express emotions.” Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando is the fourth installment of an open international exhibition of handmade postcard art for charity, donated by hundreds of participating artists from around the globe. While the first two exhibitions were held in Moss, Norway, the third installment held in Los Angeles marked the global launch for the concept by founder David Sandum, a Swedish-born artist who conceived Twitter Art Exhibit as a vehicle for doing good through social media and online community-building. The idea is simple: artists around the globe receive a call through Twitter social media to create original postcard-sized art, which they mail to a local curator, who then exhibits and sells them to benefit a local charity. Artists must have a Twitter account and interact with exhibition organizers to participate, and help seed the event. In its first year, Twitter Art Exhibit received postcards from over 260 artists in 24 countries, raising funds to buy 221 new children’s books for a struggling library in Moss, Norway. The second installment received entries by 360 artists in 32 countries, raising $4,000 USD for an abused women’s shelter, also in Moss. The 3rd exhibition held in Los Angeles raised $7,000 for an organization mentoring underprivileged young adults in preparation for careers in the visual arts, attracting 502 artists from 35 countries, with a total of 726 postcard entries received. Social media plays a major role in Twitter Art Exhibit. It is our intention to tweet, share, seed and promote our artists to thank them for their participation, and to make this event a huge success. The event will be highly publicized and well attended by art buyers and enthusiasts, members of the press, local artists and the community, as well as by The Center for Contemporary Dance Students and Faculty.