Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Working Life - Art


In Working Life, interconnected segments of color represent the power and potential of cooperative human effort. These vibrant colors complement each other, the brightness of the colors intensified by the careful placement of contrasting colors against each other. A comment on the nature of teamwork, the interaction of these colors creates a unified effect that is greater because of the interaction of these different parts.

The abstract image that is featured in this painting is enigmatic and not immediately recognizable. Yet closer inspection reveals the small, geometric image of a mop with a red handle. Following the hand to its end, the image of a human figure – very abstract and unusual – can be seen in the colorful shapes that make up this piece. Here is the painting’s assertion of the value of individual labor, the nobility inherent in spending hours toiling alone, without encouragement or interaction with others. Both types of work – individual and teamwork – are examined in this vibrant painting.

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