Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Wetland in Winter

Wetland in Winter, 48" x 30", hanging scroll, fabric, oil on canvas, 2011.

Influenced by ancient Chinese and Japanese painting, this work eliminates wooden stretcher bars and incorporates the decorative scroll presentation. But I have adhered to oil on canvas, rather than the ink on rice paper of traditional scrolls. And as the ancient eastern paintings often depicted objective and subjective representations of a nature scene, this work is a continuation of my abstract portrayals of an idea or feeling, moving beyond recognizable images and familiar forms that may be explained by language. It is giving form to something incomprehensible.