A hybrid vernissage…
This piece is titled “Worked Organic Fire” because I thought about how the bright colors of autumn leaves are mostly warm or hot colors. Colors such as yellow, orange and red are considered “warm” colors because of their associations with heat, fire, and the sun.
The warm colors in leaves, however, are organic, instead of emanating from basic, and elemental physical properties. So, hence the terms “organic” and “fire” in the title. Heat also can be used to perform work in so many different ways in our world simultaneously.
The fact that we are now at the end of Summer in this part of the world indicates the evidence that nature has been “worked” for the season, and is preparing to go into hibernation now.
I used some patterns from some Islamic mosaic designs in this piece, a picture of some autumn leaves, and nature pictures of branches and trees. Superimposed over these layers are a few of my own designs that I originally painted on my oil painting “The Fabric of Life.” Here’s a link of that painting for a comparison: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=646064855418813&set=a.216695921689044.60872.171452642880039&type=3&theater. You can also see The Fabric of Life here on this blog a few previous posts to this one.
There are many coincidences that came together in this image, and much of it was accomplished through experimentation and play. A lot of thoughts like “I wonder what would happen if I did this, instead of that”, and so forth went through my head in the process of creating this work of art.