Monday, June 30, 2008

"THE STORIES" SERIES---#3 "TWO ARROWS"




This is a painting you won't see on my website (or anywhere else for that matter) Again, it is an older piece, dated 1991, and the creation of the image was influenced by a combination of personal circumstance and visionary imagery. The background is Northwestern Pennsylvania, where I grew up. It is a self-portrait of sorts, and was inspired by several things, including a painting by Frida Kahlo. The overall feeling of the piece is (to me) "triumph over adversity". The little harlequin image doing a handstand seems to be my inner playful being. I am not sure about the fox......but he has appeared in another painting more recently. Beading circles the border, which is filled with morning glories. This painting remains in my personal collection.

2 comments:

linda said...

I loved looking at your past works...they evoke an emotional response. And I really like your use of color as well as subjects. I think you must be an animal lover :)

glad I stopped by!

zooms said...

I am really enjoying hearing and seeing your stories Christine. I am stuck in a big gooey hole of lethargy at the moment and reach for your posts as my creative life line.