Thursday, July 2, 2009

Digested Forest - Art


In Digested Forest, a strange and fantastical landscape is evoked in surreal shapes and muted colors. The landscape in the painting appears to be a view encompassing a mountain range and the lush, dense forest that covers the mountaintops. The forms of the trees are portrayed in a hazy fashion, the edges blurred and indistinct. Yet the lines of the mountains are clear and distinct. A strong green line crosses the painting to denote the lines of one mountain against another.

The color scheme of this piece is composed of various shades of green. The shade of green chosen for this painting is muted and natural. The color is deep and dark, giving the impression of a forest of evergreens in fall or winter. The dark colors evoke feelings of cold and early nighttime, as when the sun sets early in the winter. Digested Forest therefore depicts a forest that has been “digested” by the year; it is now prepared to sleep and renew itself as winter comes.

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