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04-24-2002, 10:49 AM
a sad story...
04-24-2002, 01:56 PM
This is an interesting composition, but the colors aren't as exciting to me as your colors normally are. Also, I'm having a problem figuring out what things are-- always a problem for my literal mind. :D What are the linear elements in the lower right quadrant?
04-24-2002, 03:14 PM
A pear is being sliced in half by a scythe. The scythe is a tulip stem without the leaves. The pear halves and the tulip leaves are all falling into the left hand corner, as well as the board they are lying on.
The pear represents a man and a woman - two seperate individuals yet a whole in marriage.
The tulip is life - both beautiful and painful; seperating and redeeming. The red petals represent blood/pain.
Maybe the pear is the woman and the man is the scythe...
It's all falling but yet somehow staying together at the same time.
04-24-2002, 03:58 PM
Wow, thanks! You know, I'm not a post-modernist, and I don't believe that the text means whatever the reader thinks it means-- I think that the artist's intent matters. When I read a poem that I like on some level, that I understand on some level, but I feel like I'm missing a lot, I go read as much critical explication as I can find, and I always like the poem a lot better when I understand it better-- or even just recognize a number of alternative meanings.
Of course, a lot of art (like most of mine) is a purely visual statement-- it doesn't have any sort of symbolic message. But, when I encounter art that seems like maybe it DOES, it's sure nice to get some help with it! Sometimes abstract, or abstract/realist artists give out vibes like if you don't "get it" there's something wrong with you.
05-01-2002, 09:56 AM
I keep on coming back to look at this :)
There is something quite compelling with this piece.
Although it is not as vibrant as some of your others it still "grabs" me.
05-01-2002, 10:32 AM
I agree that it is very compelling...especially after your discussion....I love the tulip parts!
I am distracted by the amount of empty space in the top and r upper quad.....I'm wondering about less space...since the act occuring is quite private and intenese?
05-01-2002, 05:47 PM
I enjoy looking at your work and this is no exception maybe a little "tamer" than is normally expected but still very good....even without the story.
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