Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Simple Munificence

Simple Munificence

16" x 20" x 1.5"

Acrylic on Canvas

This painting is SOLD.

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, overlaid with delicate designs. This painting features a photorealistic depiction of a mother sheep and her lamb standing in a field of grass, before a red and pinlk decorative background. The designs at the top and bottom of the piece are done in metallic copper, gold, and silver, which has lovely reflective qualities. Close-ups are provided below. The sides of this piece are painted black, making it ready to hang without a frame!

1 comment:

brook sloan said...

these sheep are beautiul