Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Under Growth - Art
Under Growth is a captivating painting created with a highly varied range of colors and textures. Some sections of the painting have a high level of color saturation, while others have only a pale, sketchy smattering of color. A multi-colored, S-shaped curve is a central figure in the piece, and an equally colorful background surrounds it. The color green has a strong presence in this painting, the background including both deeper and lighter shades of green.
The snake-like curve resembles a river in certain respects. Its meandering shape brings to mind a flowing river. The image in the painting appears to be the mouth of a river, and the curving shape opens out into blue water at the river’s delta. The river itself is tinted with the brown of earth, as though it is still forming out of the substance of the land. The title suggests that the river is in a formative state, and the curving river in the painting is not very long at all, curving to an abrupt end not far from its beginning. Under Growth is an appealing piece, a colorful visual image that has a natural, almost geological, feel.
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