Fort Collins, CO
Painting - Digital Art/digital Abstract
At some point in an artists career a request by an instructor is made, the dreaded self portrait. Now some may not flinch at such an assignment, but I do. However with abstracts it was an intriguing consideration.
I was slow out of the gate, staring at my canvas and thinking, "What to do, what to do!" The first thing to do is get some paint on the canvas and then an idea develops, the wheels turn and the creative juices begin to turn and something happens.
Abstracts gives such freedom compared to the traditional the finished piece is usually a surprise, a good one hopefully. Reality is not the player, it is the artists world where he or she can make anything happen. Whether it makes sense to the real world it does not matter, there is a story to be told in the squares, the designs, the colors, the swirls, the rhythm of the painting. Someone will say, "Yes I see what the artist has to say." This is when abstracts connect, because the viewer see's something of themselves, a story they know without direction.
Moi is a younger me in many ways, yet the cracks speak of the aging me. I am getting older, but in my head I am still dreaming of my art with the vibrance of youth. While creating Moi, it was not the plan to say anything at all with color and designs. When it was complete, there was my story. This is why I have found abstracts such a liberating art!
March 25th, 2013
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