Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fragments, Resistance, Passion and Shadows

Most of my days are made up of fragments, bits of this and that, intertwining but not quite connecting. The fragments are often in motion, falling away, leaving shadows in their wake - shadows that haunt, shadows that disguise, shadows that cripple - preventing forward movement.
Fragments is this oil painting, a pictorial record of how life appears at times. Red for passion:  passion for my family and my home; passion for my two littles kittens, Mim and Pip; passion for nature - fauna and flora; passion for earth and all it's glorious bounty; and passion for creativity, however it chooses to express itself. Still with all that passion, I resist living life to the fullest.
Fragments
20" x 30" oil, slate and paper on canvas
Fragments are oftentimes obstacles, cold and grey like slivers of hard slate dappled with blood, sweat and tears. They fall all around and avoiding them can be hazardous...so you let them fall and you accept the shadows they cast. Fragments, like words, can cut and diminish. Fragments, like incomplete thoughts, keep you suspended. Fragments of life, love and loss...

Still, every now and again you tune in to the passion and once again you rise and greet the day with enthusiasm. That day is at hand!

8 comments:

Seth said...

Very intense post that has got me thinking. And the artwork is the perfect reflection of the feelings expressed.

ArtPropelled said...

I was hoping you were back! I can feel the passion and see it in those colours. Wishing you a liberating forward rush into your art once again. Just let it happen!

Svetlana said...

Reading your post I have feeling you looked into my soul. We all have moments when the fragmets of our lives are so intense and paralyse any other thought. It is unpredictable when they will surface and how strong they will be. They simply come and go but they always leave the footprints behind.

Sue said...

A wonderful post - I'm glad I came across your blog. Your artwork is fantastic and inspiring. It "goes under my skin"...

Leovi said...

I like the great abstract with a beautiful red, really lovely.

Patti said...

Your art is amazing and I love the color/symbolism. It's difficult to feel like we are living to the fullest when there are SO many facets to be explored. And I so agree about the shadows - great writing!

notmassproduced said...

this is so well put...words and painting that fit so perfectly

lynne h said...

i just want to say thank you for your kind words over at my place about the 'how-to' post, and for telling me about my part in carmen's book! that's the first feedback that i've gotten on my bit in it!

i wish you peace and many creative days... : )

xoxo

lynne

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