Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012 New Works

Fragments Four # 106  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments Four #106  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments Four #109  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments Four #110  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments Four #107  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments Series

The image is dictated by the concept behind the work.   If the concept is worthy the artist has the responsibility to find a personal way to communicate it and the energy to complete the project.

These works are a way to make the experience of the world visible.  Memory or thought never seems to come as a whole, but rather in bits, or fragments.  This series suggests a different way of viewing the world and aren’t meant to dictate what the viewer should think, but allows the viewer a place to think.

This series begins with the creation of the collage.   The shapes of cut and pasted colored paper arranged randomly are meaningless.  They don’t refer to the material world; instead they serve important functions in the compositions.  Sometimes the shapes appear to be retreating -- at other times, they are pushing, shoving, and vying for their own space.   In the finished work the viewer is confronted with a vision of the world that is literally constructed and interpreted from the physical context of life.

The collages once created are an inspiration for painting.  The works have limitless possibilities.   This allows for the simultaneous exploration of the mysterious spaces of inside and outside, figuration and abstraction, past and present, two and three-dimensional space. 


Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a GLORIOUS header photo. WOW!!!!!!!!! Love your new works, all of the colors and shapes are very pleasing. The blue especially hits my eye.....

Mary said...

Beautiful work!

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erin said...

ohmygod, your commentary on this process is so important. jesusgod, annell, it is as though you are digging beneath language itself, working your way to meaning by obliterating all that we think we know.

only now do i think i begin to understand what it is that you do...


dan garrett said...

Fabulous work. It is truly an art by itself. The colors are well meshed with each other. I like that a lot.
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