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An Issue with Life

Posted: February 16, 2010 in Page 5: Structures in Life

LifeWithAPoint2010
Dimensions: 73 by 61 cm, framed.
Media: Paint on wood panel, with wood structure.

The theme of the Structures in Life series has an L structure of wood as its master element–simple, pure, and attractive, yet upended in respect to the surface/support, imperfect in this respect and confined to an imperfect world. This one is set off by lively L forms but has a black focal point at issue with them.

Note: the black focal point was added due to the valuable experience that the artist had in his early years doing photography. When doing black and white photography, one learns that one of the most beautiful aspects is when the photograph has pure black and pure white in it–with a complete range of greys in between.

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LifeInBlackAndWhite2010
Dimensions: 70 by 59 cm, framed.
Media: Paint on wood panel, with wood structure.

The L structure is reversed. Remaining faithful to the Structure in Life theme, the L is aesthetically pleasing, however, it is upended in respect to the support,  imperfect in this respect and confined to an imperfect world. The black and white paint that has been applied to the simple geometry of the L structure seems frenetic, especially in view of what this structure leads down to: to the pure, sedate, black graphic L against its pure white background.

Life Pieced Together

Posted: February 16, 2010 in Page 5: Structures in Life

LifeInPieces2010
Dimensions: 70 by 48 cm, framed.
Media: Paint on wood panel, with wood structure.

This is the first work in the Structures in Life series. During the course of the work, errors were revealed in the support which had to be cut off. This proved to be part of the remedy however; the artist was able to pick up the pieces, so to speak, and finish the work with them. The final touch, is the small black signature L whose one end is visible from under the upended form and without which, the overall piece would have been ill at ease.

Raw Wood Flesh Life

Posted: February 16, 2010 in Page 5: Structures in Life

RawWoodFleshLife2010
Dimensions: 67 by 55 cm, framed.
Media: Paint on wood panel, with wood structure.

Raw wood, no paint on the surface of the L structure, which is upside down and on end. The side of the L structure is painted however, in the same shade as that used on the frame, which is visible when viewing from the front because the structure is at an angle. There are geometrical paint patterns of a flesh-pink color that complement as well, which are meant to ease the brute and hardened side.