Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hear Me - Art


In Hear Me, abstract forms in a dark, monochromatic color scheme give this painting a sense of auditory experience, and the piece becomes both a visual and auditory experience for the viewer. The dark shapes that are the central focus of this painting waft across a bare, white background, seemingly floating without gravity or restriction. These waves represent sound waves emerging from a source and wafting out across the atmosphere.
These waves of sound appear aimless and directionless. They waft out into the world without any steering force of their own. Herein lies the meaning of the painting and its title. Without a hearer, these sounds are meaningless and will fade into the air without having any effect on the world around them. If they are heard, however, the sounds produce meaning, which gives them more substance than the ethereal waves that they appear to be in this painting.

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