Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blood Mountain - Art


Blood Mountain is an abstract piece painted in muted, natural tones. The mountain can be seen in the beige form that is a central focus of the piece. The blood is depicted in a rusty red shade that covers one side of the mountain’s image, and the blue of the sky is wrapped around the colorful mountain like a shroud. The forms in this painting are striking in their abstraction – it is as though the sky has been pulled around the mountain by some unseen hand, wrapping it snugly and protectively against some unknown threat.

The bloody mountain itself is a sinister image, calling to mind violence, injury, and death. The soil of the mountain is saturated in blood, making it the likely site of some battle or other act of violence. The sky in the painting represents nature as it attempts to ameliorate the pain of the mountain. The healing process after this violent act has begun, and nature reclaims the mountain, restoring peace.

Copyright © 2009 Claretta Taylor Webb
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