My comments are probably possibly off point and maybe should be placed in the CAFE section or the debate section.
I'm not a fan of abstract art usually, but LUCY immediately caught my eye, probably because seconds before seeing it, I was reading an esoteric text (I think that's the word
) about humans being in denial of who/what they are, that we deny our true identity.
And then, seconds later, I turn and see your work. (I rarely come into the crit forums.)
I had to go past the energy form (linked spheres) to see the (human) form. I'm seeing this as a representation, a reminder of what we are--energy-- encased (by denial) in a solid form.
I like the "linkage" of the energy spheres, like the colors, the shape. The colors of the human form are wonderful, dark, heavy, mysterious, counter to the light energy. I MIGHT like to see some value changes of the spheres, but looking more closely there are several that have different hues and shifts in them, They're enough, and add to the mystery.
I can't quite read the graphics in the corner, but they add to the story here, esp if (one) says what I think it does.
I agree with most of what dgford (post 17 said, except that it DOES attract me.
I like everything about it, the colorful "rainbow-like" energy filled background, the dark "clay" of the human form "under" the Light Being. The colors of the CLAY remind me of the choices we have, the paths we might--or HAVE--taken.
You said that "I haven't entirely convinced myself to leave the figure visible in the next works in this series. Well, I guess I'll just have to react to how they evolve."
Of course you will, but I'd love to see more in this vein.
This is a wonderful piece, to me, more than paint on cloth.
Well, it's possibly an inappropriate crit, as it's not a crit at all, but a response to your work.