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CROCUS IN VIEW

Description

Narrative: CROCUS IN VIEW is laden with compelling natural vignettes that gaze ahead to the coming of seasons.  Nature’s wonders flow through the piece and appear as waterfalls, expansive skies dwarfing horizons, dawn breaking, floral beauty and avian forms.  The composition of the panels evoke motion as the left panel falls through space, but is grasped so tightly by the trapezoidal center that it only yearns to be released.  The entire piece is brought back to rest and firmly grounded by the massive earthen waterfall.  The outer edges of the panels are thick and ripple with visual detail while the inner edges of the panels tighten to a sharp, flat center creating a powerful juxtaposition of geometric design and organic flow.

Overall Dimensions: Width 31” x Height 23” x Depth 4″

Format: oil painted panels, attached to wooden hanging structure (included)

Oil paint on stretched canvas created using only the finest quality materials

The Stretchers: Designed, created and built by the artist, this unique ‘Nature’s Secret’ stretcher is hand drawn and carved with a multi-layered, ridged edge for added effect.  The stretchers have a convex back which protrudes from the wall.

The Wooden Hanging Structure: Designed by the artist to augment the narrative, this sculptural element is created from cocobolo wood by Furniture maker Robert Post.  The art and wood structure are raised from the wall and have the appearance of floating.

The Paint: ‘Old Holland Classic Oil Colours’ oil paint for the richest, most vibrant color

The Oil: ‘Chelsea Classical Studio’ Clarified Pale Cold Pressed Walnut Oil. This oil will not darken, and contributes to the deep richness of tones and hues in the work. This magnificent oil was mentioned many times as a favored painting medium in the writings of Leonardo DaVinci!

The Canvas: #10 double-filled Army Duck canvas, selected for its smooth, uniform surface and durability