Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Streaming Sensation - Art


` This abstract, freeform painting creates a strong impression of movement through space. The swirling appearance of the lines of the painting is reminiscent of wind, or smoke rising through the air. In fact, the lines themselves do not appear to be solid. They are wispy and ethereal, seeming to have little substance, like something that would slip through one’s fingers. Again, this is reminiscent of a fleeting, delicate substance like air or smoke. The lines emerge at a point along one of the painting’s edges, travels across the surface of the painting in a succession of elegant and limber curves, and disappears at a point on the other side of the painting.

The choice of the color green is intriguing. Green is associated with nature and growth, perhaps suggesting that the lines represent a spring wind and its life-giving force. Green is also associated with greed, which might suggest that the lines of the painting represent smoke and the destructive power of fire, which consumes all that it touches much in the way that greed can become all-consuming. This green, swirling mass holds much meaning and gives the painting a vitality that is very exciting.

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