My abstract work is inspired by impressionist studies of things of the natural world. Emancipation was born of a study of an eddy in water titled Contrary, and is part of my series Distractions.
The definition of water eddies is “a circular movement of water, counter to a main current, causing a small whirlpool”. In nature, they can theoretically go on indefinitely. The only way to stop them is change.
Emancipation tells one story of our human journey and the times we encounter obstacles or distractions that can delay us on our journey. Sometimes those distractions can be pleasant – a kind of break from the everyday.
One of the lessons nature teaches us with the eddy is this: In order to continue our journey, we sometimes have to make a change and break free of what has delayed or distracted us. If the distraction is a pleasant one, that may be difficult, but it must be done if we want to advance on our journey .
Acrylic triptych on canvas
Panel 1 - 20 x 10 inches, Panel 2 - 10 x 10 inches
Panel 3 - 20 x 10 inches
50 x 10 total inches
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Emancipation I - Panel 1 of triptych - 20x10 acrylic on canvas