Saturday, May 23, 2009

Crisis Mode - Art

Crisis Mode is a vibrant painting with dense color saturation. In this piece, three abstract figures huddle together, wrapping around each other in a posture that appears quite defensive. The suggestion of this image of the huddled figures is that this action is a common defense mechanism when a person is confronted with a crisis. During a crisis, people depend on one another, moving closer together in an effort to defend against danger. The huddled figures in the painting reflect the closeness that exists between people who experience a crisis together.

Each figure in this painting is a shown in a different color; orange, yellow, and blue are prominent colors in this piece. The many colors of these figures reveal that, during a crisis, divisions between different groups of people often disappear or are ignored. Differences in religious beliefs, political ideology and background vanish during a pressing crisis, a reality which is evocatively captured in Crisis Mode.

Copyright ©2009 Claretta Webb
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