Hurtling onwards to the finish… with intention

July 17th, 2008

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance, and this,
not the external manner and detail, is true reality.
– Aristotle

Trying to achieve both- outward and inward.
And to suspend the disbelief that such odd, and interesting things actually might truly be in the same place at the same time.
It's not quite finished, but close…
Bent Bowls were ceremonial Haida bowls used for honored guests at potlatches.
I LOVE painting the stones and shells. Creating the illusion of shadow and depth, researching to be sure that the shells are accurate for the region…
A blending of mystery and science and love of those special places in the wild…

The Anna's Hummingbird is on a poured, luminescent background, using a photo of Pete's for reference, A challenge to integrate the background with the imagery but I think it works well, especially with the hydrangea


Just sent 8 new paintings off with Tad Merrick, friend and photographer for the record keeping process: slides, transparencies and digital. Later today I pick them up, Jim & I will pack them and they will be shipped to Washington State for the Bellevue Art Museum Artsfair.

I leave on the 21st to get set up for the show!!!!

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One Response to “Hurtling onwards to the finish… with intention”

  1. Liza Myers says:

    It's hard to get a decent photo of the sheen of the backgrounds… there is depth that changes as you move past it, but the camera captures it as glare.

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