Thursday, April 30, 2009
In the search to find new meanings in abstract art, the intuitive process can unearth rich artifacts on which to compose a new non object. With a central compartment, subdivided into 'the findings' from the wandering pastel, new forms emerge. Rich, new color are experimentally are added. The compartments allude to the bones and pottery, usually unearthed on digs. But the interpretation can have significant, historical value. Usually adding to the rich history of a people. Sometimes all that is left of an interesting tribe of people are pottery shards, sharpened stones and bones. A cracked skull might mean an attack by outside foes.
This abstract art only allude to the historical context. Done largely in oil pastels, pastels and acrylic,"Artifacts" reminds one of the other, natural artifacts found on sites.