Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ancient Speaker - Art


In Ancient Speaker, neutral earth tones and basic shapes evoke a primal mood of ancient origin. Shades of brown, tan, green, and black are used in this abstract piece, each of these colors recognizable in the natural world. The green color represents vegetation – forms of plant life that have existed in this planet for thousands of years. The tan and brown colors represent the earth itself, the different minerals that compose the earth’s crust and the life-giving soil on the surface. Black is the color of the night, regulator of the planet’s time, which has been divided into night and day since the formation of the earth.

The shapes in this piece are very elemental and simple, hearkening back to the simpler life forms that become the basis for evolution. Simple squares, circles, and crisscrossing lines evoke the simplicity of primordial creation, the ancient miracle from which all life is derived. The speaker alluded to in the title of this painting speaks of our planet’s history – its journey from chaotic creation to the evolution of the diverse kinds of life found today.

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