Thursday, October 29, 2009

Silk Line - Art


Silk Line is an unusual monochromatic piece in which a winding ribbon fills the frame of the painting. The piece is composed entirely of black on a stark white background. A meandering line, presumably a silken thread, dominates the painting, and a dark, small circle sits below the tangle of thread. The painting has an almost menacing aspect, as the tangle hovering over the little planet seems ready to engulf it in a matter of moments.

The silken line of the painting represents a chaotic force, an overwhelming tangle poised to engulf and possibly even incorporate the little black planet. This creates a sense of impending danger and fear, a fear of chaotic, unknown forces that may disrupt and destroy what they come into contact with. The painting’s monochromatic, severe color scheme adds to this sense of discomfort and fear. The black figures against the spare white background give an eerie mood to the painting’s overall impression.

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