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07-19-2003, 05:43 PM
Gate VII - Sanctuary
28” x 12”
Oil on gold leafed Claybord, on a carved rusted panel.
I have been experimenting with these rather small homages to nature. Inspired by iconology, the carved background acts as a union of opposites, beautiful in the sense of nature reclaiming what man has built.
07-19-2003, 07:07 PM
Where are you finding these wonderful panels?
07-19-2003, 08:02 PM
It looks exquisitely beautiful.
07-19-2003, 10:30 PM
Visually Stunning !! :clap:
The aged surface on the base support is rendered beautifully !! Wonderful contrast to the lovely gateway.
Nature Reclaiming and Recreating.
Fantastic Eclipse !! Yet another beautiful, thought provoking piece of work.
Regards Dahzl :D
I just wanted to add - [ I keep going back to look] - that gate really draws me in - I have this very compelling desire to open the door - to go in - and explore :D
07-19-2003, 10:47 PM
Ummm. A lovely window into the peace of now, from the dark antiquity of thought and memory. Very imaginative and excellently executed.
Go on, Dahzl. Be brave. ;) Then you can tell me about it. :D
Fete accompli. You really pulled it off - organic against/juxtaposed with "man made". A bit of a nit-pick with apparent(to me) over-attention to/busy-ness of tree image. Just my own sense of it. Just ignore me. Take with a grain of salt.
You just blew my theory re photographing metallic/gold leaf. This photographs beautifully. Any advice?
(edited for clarification)
07-20-2003, 12:00 PM
Excellent work! Very beautifull!
To me it represents the folly of humans... how we tell ourselves that we construct beautifull and wonderous things, but a mere glimpse through a window of one of our creations illustrates how our most wonderful of creations pales in comparrison to the beauty of the natural world which surrounds us. And, in the end, sometimes our attempts to create beauty has really served to seperate us from it.
....of course, my imagination has been known to run wild at times. :)
Anyway, I do think it is a stunning piece! Did you carve the panel yourself? Or did you aquire it in it's present state?
07-20-2003, 12:09 PM
The juxtaposition of organic/industrial is intense..it pushes the contrast and makes these pack a strong punch! :)
07-20-2003, 01:45 PM
Beautiful & provocative!
07-20-2003, 11:36 PM
this is beautiful work
i am awed by the craftship
a small thing:
it speaks somehow of fantasy which from my perspective lets the veiwer off the hook a bit
i dont know something more flawed may speak of the here and now
shut me up now
its a tiny criticism of a work i admire
07-21-2003, 08:47 PM
Thank you, aurorapope, Nina, Dahzl, Tamana, mame, GatorDawg, sue ellen, Michael and muchfoolishness for your comments on Sanctuary.
The Claybord panels are bought at an art store but I carve and distress the surface before I start painting on it. The background is basswood, which I carve, distress and paint with mettle embedded paint, after I treat it with an acid bath and draw back into it with pastels, oils and graphite powder.
Muchfoolishness and mame thank you for your slight criticism, I wanted the “landscape” to have an unreal quality about it, I purposely paint them from memory so to take on a fantasy feel, a combination of trees and rock. Hopefully once into the gate a more serine sanctuary will present itself, if only in the viewers imagination.
a lovely old looking thing
i imagine this with a lot of scale
it has an enormous but not overpowering poise
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