Saturday, September 19, 2009

Earsome - Art


In Earsome, an abstract figure draws the viewer into closer examination and contemplation of the surrounding sounds in his or her environment. A gray hazy background fills the painting, and a single figure takes central importance in this freeform, monochromatic piece. One end of the figure vague resembles an ear. Yet its form is abstracted, the lines simplified to create a single, diamond shaped cavity into which sound is drawn.

The ear-like figure is attached to a long stem that extends across the painting’s background. This stem is the method of transport that delivers the sound from the ear that collects it to the brain, the organ with the capacity to translate auditory stimuli into real, recognizable sounds. By focusing the viewer’s attention on the process of hearing, a greater awareness of sound is induced. Earsome invites one to capture the sounds of the surrounding world and to pay attention to the beauty and meaning of these sounds.

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