Monday, January 10, 2011

The Worlds of Law and Art


The Balance of Law and Art, 24" x 39", oil on canvas, 2010-2011.

Law and art can be categorized into two separate worlds, easily distinguishing one from the other, like the sun from the moon. Law is based on reason and art may be irrational; law is written and art is visual. On the other hand, the similarities between law and art are also abundant -- each begins with basic principles and relies on an analysis of society. This painting illustrates the constant rotation (or balance) of the two worlds, their similarities, differences, and interdependence.