Monday, July 20, 2009

Nature's Ghost - Art


Nature's Ghost uses color in a very interesting way. The painting itself is comprised of a series of interlocking color blocks that take up the entire frame of the painting. There are two long panels of color, one of green, and one of blue. The color saturation of these panels is weaker than elsewhere in the painting. More vibrant color blocks of orange-red, purple, lime green, and brown appear in the painting. A hint of yellow trims one of the painting’s edges. Also, an abstract shape in a warm peach shade is a focal point of the piece.

This abstract shape draws the viewer’s eye and leads one to wonder what it might represent. Its warm, peachy color appears to be almost flesh-toned, as though it might be a human being. The round protrusions that come off of the shape evoke wheels, and the shape takes on a semblance of some type of vehicle. The painting now seems to be a person riding a vehicle that is itself flesh-toned, as though it is an organic part of the human being portrayed. This vehicle- human hybrid moves across a colorful landscape with a patchwork horizon.

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