This is the newest piece in my "Consciousness" series. With my abstract pieces I like the viewer to first connect to it in whatever way their nature chooses, then I offer a description if desired. I personally connect to abstract art through metaphors and other types of non-literal connections.
This image is derived from the image of a forrest that was then mirrored, turned upside down, and further adjusted. I thought that was particularly appropriate for a show titled Arraigada which means "rooted" in english. I also think that the use of trees and nature to create my over all composition ties in with the idea of consciousness because it is ever evolving and growing. Nature takes in whatever man-made objects or hurdles are put in it's way, it embraces it, and it grows on with that object or hurdle forever a part of it. There are many aspects of nature, and trees in particular, that connect metaphorically to my idea of consciousness.
This week our all female show titled Arraigada opens! Arraigada means "rooted" in spanish and it has become a descriptive word we (meaning Daniela Izaguirre, Carolyn Hepler-Smith, and I) use for women in our lives that are particularly "rooted" and special to us. We got some amazing submissions and the show is going to be fantastic. I finished my large piece a few weeks ago and it will be in the show. I will post photos once I get some good ones at the gallery. Its an interesting coincidence that so far all 3 of my paintings in my current series titled Consciousness are images based on trees and Carolyn suggested the title of the show be a spanish word for "rooted" without knowing that. The word describes the common threads in our work and it became the basic theme for the entire show.
So we are installing the show tonight (Wednesday) and the reception is Friday! I can't wait!