Monday, December 12, 2011

Painting for the City of Santa Clarita


This is the completed painting for the City of Santa Clarita. The City asked me to create a work of art incorporating "found" objects from its Santa Clara River, objects I gathered during its annual River Rally this past September.

It is: Under The Bridge, 24" x 48", acrylic, oil, and found objects on panel, 2011. The painting, to me, radiates mostly positive and optimistic feelings, but at the same time carries a deeper network of emotions - a castaway teddy bear with his rucksack, an empty bottle of vodka, and fluttering butterflies over chaotic movement of paint - hard times under the bridge and old souls - yet piecing together simple things we find a melody, harmony, and rhythm to life.

The work will be exhibited throughout the month of January, 2012, at the Big Stories Gallery at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 West Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, California 91350. The opening reception is on January 11th at 7:00 p.m.

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