What do You See? (Representational Abstraction Series)
Today I finished a new piece: “What do You See?”
As usual, the idea for this piece has been percolating in my head for a while, this time only a few weeks. And it only took 3 hand sketches and two computer sketches to generate the composition. The background borrows the subtle green visual language from CURVES, and the LOR3nzo’s star is something that I have been experimenting for a while in sketches and bozzettis (see also Self Portrait 2015).
This piece was always meant to be a play-on-word as well a play-on-images. While there’s an intention behind the main visual element of the zig zagged line, I invite the viewer to make their own meaning of the line, the accessory visual language and the piece as a whole.
Working titles for this piece have been:
- This is What You Want it to Be
- What You Want it to Be
- The Journey
Before settling on What do You See?
It has been a lot of fun to bring this idea to fruition; my hope is that you will enjoy it as much as I do.
Title: What do you see?
Size: 36″ x 60″ (92 cm x 153 cm)
Media: mixed media (acrylic, tempera, and Bordeaux wine) on 10oz cotton duck canvas.
What do You See? will be part of the show “Art with Men in Mind” @ Canvas Fine Art Gallery, 580 Harrison Avenue – Boston, MA (USA). November 6 to December 31, 2015.
Vernissage (Art Opening Party): Friday November 6, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Part of Boston’s First Friday.