Friday, February 03, 2006


Size: 18" x 24" x 1.5"
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Style: Abstract / Realism
Artist: Thaneeya McArdle

This highly textured painting is part of my new Synchronal Variety series. These paintings combine decorative abstraction and meticulous photorealism in a contemporary wabi-sabi aesthetic. Wabi-sabi refers to the traditional Japanese aesthetic of appreciating things that are impermanent, imperfect, and incomplete. This ideal manifests itself in the abstract background of the piece, which is comprised of many textural layers. The very top section has a very tactile, visceral quality formed by layers of paint and tiny glass beads (see a close-up below). A reflective silver design ornaments the bottom section, which has a rough dark maroon texture. Dominating the painting is a San Salvador rock iguana found only (legally) in the Bahamas. The 1.5" thick edges of this painting are painted black, making this painting ready to hang directly onto the wall without a frame.

This painting is SOLD.

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