Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Lapsed Fences - Art
In Lapsed Fences, broad strokes depict the abstract form of several fences, laid out in a parallel configuration. The fences are painted in broad strokes, yet they are not particularly strong, and the pastel color chosen for this image suggests that they are fading away. Punctuated by breaks in the color, these long lines seem broken and disrupted, as though unexpectedly interrupted.
Fences and boundaries represent loss of freedom, even imprisonment. The fences shown in this painting are symbols of inhibition and oppression. Yet they are “lapsed,” or rather they have broken spaces that interrupt the lengths. These breaks in the fence represent restrictions that have been released – progress that has been made. A hole in any fence reduces its power dramatically. Though the fences remain, they no longer have the same power
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