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Gavinart
09-24-2001, 02:50 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Sep-2001/unionsquarevigil.JPG

This was painted over one day, outdoors. It was the first painting I created outside of my studio since the tragedy. There were many people coming and going. A lot of energy.

This is oil on canvas, 18"/24" 2001

-Gavin Spielman

jerryW
09-24-2001, 03:43 PM
with all those minds coming and going, your own mind must struggle for some continuity in vision.
chaos is steady.
the foreground and midground have an animated rubble like treatment, the background rises more simplified, alluding to a more secure footing that will return.

Luvy
09-24-2001, 03:48 PM
Oh I just love this *S* Looks very busy as I'm quite sure it is. Wow :clap: You did a great job capturing the chaos for sure. So sad but a great job.

dornberg
09-24-2001, 05:00 PM
i like the relation of the busy area to the dark squares

Victor
09-24-2001, 06:20 PM
I like it :clap: A wonderful job of work.

Victor.....

Impulse
09-24-2001, 09:11 PM
it is well painted and composed
it has an almost festive feel
to the colors in the busy area
and i am sure that was not
your intent

wendee
09-25-2001, 02:33 AM
Iam an avid admirer of your work and this one is also great..:D :D

giniaad
09-25-2001, 09:25 AM
Gavin...glad you are well as can be expected...
and working again...

can't add to what has been said already...

ginia

Gavinart
09-26-2001, 11:54 AM
Thank you all for taking the time to comment on this painting.

Giniaad-
I never stopped working. I have been working more now than ever. Since this is all I do, beside teaching painting, this is a time for expression. I find my purpose for creating is intensified at this time.

Wendee-
You are so sweet! I am lucky to have such an admirer.

Impulse-
I was aware of this festive feel. It had this sensation of unity, a coming together of all races and ethnic groups. It is a shame that something of this magnitude has to happen in order for us to band together.

Victor-
Thank yoU!

Dornburg-
I'm glad you enjoy this aspect!

Luvy-
Yes it is a sad day to have to paint a vigil.

JerryW-
Your comment is well put. I see this as a metaphor of the catastrophy. The 'rubble' you mentioned, placed against the rising flatness organizes this painting. Order out of chaos has been my philosophy for a long time.

I am very happy you were able to see this, maybe I am onto something....

Berrell
09-26-2001, 04:08 PM
I love this. There is so much to take in when you are there and this pulls it together nicely. I was there this Sunday. It was so crowded that I could hardly move but it was silent. All those people reading those messages from all over the world...silently. Very powerful experience.

ZOTMA
09-26-2001, 04:14 PM
I opened this up several times without posting on it
couldn't really find the right words to do it justice
it's very good, it contains an emotion I've not got a word for
it exceeds comment on color/comp/texture, etc.

Ginette
09-26-2001, 05:44 PM
Kept me looking for a long time and I know I will come back and look again.
Captivating.

Ginette

Impulse
09-27-2001, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by Gavinart

Impulse-
I was aware of this festive feel. It had this sensation of unity, a coming together of all races and ethnic groups. It is a shame that something of this magnitude has to happen in order for us to band together.


we can band together without it

Gavinart
09-28-2001, 04:45 PM
we can, but most, unfortunately, don't....

Mud Mixer Linda
09-28-2001, 06:10 PM
Wonderful
I know nothing, but I would crop a smidgen off the bottom, probably because that's all I could see on my comp. and it seemed complete. Was suprised to find a little more when I scrolled down.

Cap
09-28-2001, 06:25 PM
emotive, powerful and beautiful!
encore!