My abstract work is inspired by impressionist studies of things of the natural world. Eclipse was born of a study of fast moving water over a bed of rocks, titled Intimation.
I love studying water. It can literally take millions of forms, from gentle swirls to destructive tsunamis and so many more.
While working on the study Intimation, it occurred to me that even though it was just a little, shallow stream, it could camouflage or even hide everything beneath it. I was struck by how we as humans so often attempt to hide, or “veil” who we really are, depending on who we are with at any given time.
Eclipse was the second in my series Our Veils. Both the underpainting (the original) and its “veil” are made up of organic line, but their directions are contrary. With this piece, the veil usurps and takes over the original. While the original is made up of strong color and mass, the veil Eclipses it and become stronger than the original.
Acrylic diptych on canvas
Panel 1 - 12 x 12 inches, Panel 2 - 12 x 36 inches
12 x 48 total inches
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Eclipse I - Panel 1 of diptych - 12x12 acrylic on canvas