Now showing work for the month of May, painting series-
Landscapes of the Soul~ Rivers, Peaks & Valleys at C. Leslie Smith Silver Smith Shop in Allentown, PA.
Please join: Friday, May 22nd from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for artist meet & greet!
Water is sprayed down to create layers of acrylic paint on top of canvas, there beneath the dripping paint emerges abstract shapes of peak, valleys, mountains, rivers and streams where they are later emotionally refined and defined. Bodily landscapes internally and externally, reflecting one another as the moon is reflected in a body of water so is the soul reflected by the environment in which it lives and thrives. Rivers going downward, mountain ranges in direction upward, spiritual plane and landscapes of the soul arising in imagery. Like the European Symbolist Landscape painters it is about the mood of the abstracted conscious, subconscious and unconscious and “an attempt to inner vision that could not be mass produced” is archetypal of the symbolist thought and creation (2012). Most of all, my hope is to explore what the inner image is trying to say to the outer image and to bring that pictorial imagery into fruition through the emotional and cognitive moods we hold as humans.
Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910, National Gallery of Scotland, http://www.aworldtowin.net/reviews/SymbolistLandscape.html until 14 October 2012, ticket £10; £7 concessions.
For more information:
C. Leslie Smith Silversmith Shop
Address: 311 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103