Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Flamed Rose - Art


In Flamed Rose a warm shade of red captures heat and light, along with the captivating power of fire. In the painting, ribbons of crimson seem to rise from the bottom of the painting’s landscape to the top, rising in plumes of heat. These red flames seem to be almost growing out of the ground, as a plant would, emerging from the soil and reaching for the skies. In a similar way, fire and smoke rises, and the painting draws an interesting parallel between the natures of fire and growing life.

In this painting, fire takes on a life of its own. It grows and blossoms from the soil. This fire also seems to have flowered, as well; a small, dark flower blooms on one fiery stalk. The offspring of the fire is unexpectedly dark, yet it is fitting, given the many dark substances left behind in the wake of a fire. Ashes, smoke, and charred remains are all the progeny of fire, and the dark flower in this piece represents these residual effects of a fire.


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