Thursday, November 01, 2007

Tangled Furbelow

Tangled Furbelow

15.5" x 19"

Acrylic on Canvas mounted on Fabric, with Bamboo Rod

This painting is available for purchase at Flourish Boutique in South Bend, IN.

This scroll painting is a fun twist on my abstracts. A painted canvas was hand-sewn to a lovely piece of turquoise/gold fabric. At the top I have attached with two loops of braided black yarn, for holding a gorgeous piece of black bamboo. This painting is incredibly detailed; writhing with numerous colors and various designs which symbolize the endless energy and flow of spirit and matter. My abstract paintings are very process-oriented and carry a spiritual meaning related to the mystery of existence and a reverence for the unfolding process of life. While working on paintings that are this detailed and colorful, I become so immersed in the work that applying paint becomes a meditative process through which I strive to achieve balance amidst chaos (similar to the concept of mushin). The colors and designs arise spontaneously and reflect my interest in tribal and aboriginal art, specifically in the act of storytelling through nonrepresentational means. My abstract art is also heavily inspired by my world travels, particularly my visits to remote tribal villages in the Kutch region of India, as well as my visits to temples and roadside shrines in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal.

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