Sunday, October 11, 2009

How We See The World

There's a lot of abstraction in reality, and if enough basic abstract elements are combined, a semblance of reality can be built. This painting is created entirely of transparent rectangles of acrylic paint on a rough textured surface. The rectangles are a basic shape that remind me of many things: of the DIV tags in web pages, which are blocks of content used to build a layout; of the rectangles of kindergarten art, childrens' paintings of home, land and sky; of a philosopher's building blocks of reason, layering logic to create a world view; of the pixels in a computer monitor which in context form images. This is how we see the world, everything is in context. In this painting everything in the world is made from rectangles, everything is constrained to right angles. Such a place would seem to be awful to live in, devoid of beauty or imagination. Yet, life will burst out despite constraints, and in it's complexity, life acquires luminous depth and freedom. That is how we live, despite constraints. - Nancy Boudreau

The is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas 36" x 48" and is available directly from the artist. The above text is handwritten on the back on the canvas, in pencil, sealed for permanence. The canvas is also signed and dated by the artist.

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