Thursday, October 12, 2006
Pic of the Day: October 12, 2006
9" x 12" acrylic on canvas, 2006
After I finished the Essence series, I was eager to do more in this style. So I found this canvas, that had a new, complete painting on it that I knew was done as it's own statement, but whatever that statement was, it wasn't moving me. I decided to sacrifice what lies beneath the layers of THIS painting, and I'm happy I did.
The organization of boxes in the underpainting is symbolic of the way we can compartmentalize our experiences in life. The layers of white wash represents the truth about how we process and retrieve those memories. Some fade away, others remain crisp and clear, preserved high keyed moments of emotion. They are all still there, it just may be a little harder to access some over others... Maybe for good reason.