In the spirit of naming, I place this latest body of work into the cadre of Environmental Expressionism (obviously distinguishable from the ever-popular “environmental realism”). Better yet, abstract environmental expressivism..or, more to the point, “memory-based-place, expressive abstracted naturalism, emphasis on unity and variety”… naming; best left to the verbally inclined, slippery slope.
Better to just show you.
I didn’t take any process photos this time…there were several incarnations, a usual, at least three “almost there’s” and then “near total annihilation’s”, with each one finding itself better defined (or annihilated).
Oh wait, here’s an earlier version:
I never know how it will turn out, until it does.
In its developing, a story involving lamb slaughtered in a Colorado meadow last fall, came to mind. The meat made its way to Tucson and was seared over hot coals under a full moon.
While occupied in the act of painting, pay attention to the mind, many a mystery revealed.
Soon we go to the Durango Arts Center, to try our luck in their annual juried show.
More to come.
Update: Yes, we got in and won Honorable Mention. How about that! Abstraction speaks up in the current “Flood of Realism”.