Tuesday, June 18, 2013

swamp

Although completed before the most recent paintings posted, "swamp" is all about environment.  The reference for this painting is from a photograph I took of a green algae swamp surrounded by manicured suburbia.  It was so odd in it's context.  I chose to illustrate just the swamp as a metafore for the wealth and abundance of life in its messy forms. 

However, superimposed on this dramatic environment are gold rectangles that speak to the idea of our minds wanting to regulate and organize everything we see, nature molded under our hands if you will.

And to take it not too seriously for all its drama I put in the Tardis from Dr. Who as if it is either materialising or dematerialising in the environment.  A comment on the changefulness of everything.


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