Thursday, May 7, 2009

Eclipsed Fear - Art


This piece is drawn with broad, strong strokes, using a single color to create a striking image of a linked triad of circles. The image is skillfully blended, the edges blurring to create a feeling of inconstancy in the piece, as though it might melt away at any moment. The circles are placed at the end of linear extensions that emanate from the painting’s center, its source of power. The circles share the focus with a trio of faded lines, reasserting the importance of the number three in the painting.

The number three is often associated with mystery and religion. For example, the Trinity is an important concept for Christianity. The charcoal images in this painting appear in sets of three, indicating a powerful, mystical meaning for this painting. The unusual figure depicted in this piece captivates the viewer, drawing him or her into further consideration of this strange and almost unidentifiably mysterious image.

Copyright © 2009 Claretta Taylor Webb
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