Ikebana - Night

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Ikebana - Night

Author Comments

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Ooh, two in one

Ah, this one could be a skull... or a torso that appears to be burning and the folded arms lurch into the greens, with the head rising above it. Brilliant that you've managed to cram some shapes in there which leave a liberal route for interpretation out there :)

Either of these two interpretations of a face looks quite angry and sinister, so that creates a nice dark ambience to the piece, completed with the colour scale that you've chosen and the night sky in the background. Perhaps a few less stars there would have been better utilised.

I think that on the lower side of the image, harder lines could have been used, take something from Picasso and even go for the strong black outlines, to emphasise these parts. Maybe they will make more of an impression?

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A disconcerting landscape.

At the very top of the painting, that tiny strip of night sky and stars-- that's what gives the piece all of its power. Seeing that link between life and art is what allows the viewer to truly appreciate the abstract nature of the piece. Instead of just a blend of colors, we are consumed by what seems to be a million shards of life almost collapsing into themselves.

Unlike your other paintings, I struggle to find a central theme here. Is it fear of the unknown, represented by night? That's the one I feel most comfortable with; and it works, because it's an intrinsic characteristic of human nature. Exploding blues and greens in the middle put images and feelings of fear and nervousness into the mind of the viewer, which only serves to strengthen the artistic integrity of the piece.

You've struck gold with this one. It's really a great example of abstract art.

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This one I actually like quite a bit.

The top of the painting to me looks like outer space, and then down a little bit further I see a medieval demon like figure mostly brought out to me by the red.

The interesting thing is when I scroll down I get a completely different feel by the lower half. It feels very tropical and tribal to me and almost looks like a tropical tree over a hand made ceramic cup with tribal writing on it over a small fire. Almost feels like a small tribe in a tropical environment. The ground looks sandy and I think I can make out a native sitting next to the fire waiting for his meal to be cooked.

The only thing I noticed in this one as well is that the white is a bit overpowering, but only once you see it. The problem I'm experiencing, is that once I see it, I can't unsee it. I keep noticing the bright textured whites in the image. It almost looks like static on a T.V.

Awesome overall though, keep up the great work.


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Credits & Info

3.04 / 5.00

Nov 14, 2010 | 11:19 AM EST
Fine Art
File Info
800 x 1066 px
1.7 mb

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