Monday, August 9, 2010

"The Scroll" (18 of 25)

8x8", acrylic and mixed media on board

Angled view

I can't believe it's been almost three months since I posted. It's the standard excuses: Life happened. It's good stuff: some contract work, traveling, a bit of  house remodeling. But it's time to come back.

I went into this piece with an idea in mind. The outcome is kind of different from the ones where I just go into reactive mode and see what happens. And, of course, months later, I see it as almost figurative. This is one of the fun things that happens with abstract art: People want to see recognizable things in it, so their eyes find them. In this case, I see someone standing under a tree, and I can see his shadow.

1 comment:

  1. I still get annoyed when people say they "see" this or that in my paintings, but you can't really control the responses to your work. Admittedly, I too, saw the figure and tree, at first. It's the way we're wired, I guess. Nice work, either way.