Mixed Media - Digital Art, Mixed Media/photos/graphics
“Beautiful and Fragile in Red”
This evolved from a photo I took of a butterfly landing on shrubbery as viewed from the artist’s studio in Asheville, North Carolina turned to contemporary paintography art via the thread of interest that runs through what I paint on canvas, or on paper, or in a digital way—nature and her promise.
I was struck with the beauty of the two living things and the shapes they had in common. Then I noticed that the butterfly ‘s wing was torn. Life is beautiful but fragile. It is precious-- like the ruby colors combined here with other shades of red-- but fleeting like the moments of a butterfly’s flight in life.
Symbolism: The many shades of red are SYMBOLS OF BELONGING-- for this experience of beautiful but temporary is common to all living creatures. Here, our story of love of life is told. The visual story emphasizes The Fraught Process of Selection we –each of us face-- every day-- that is to deepen our relationship with compassion for all living creatures and to find possibility for the highest good for all concerned.. .
•This image was honored as a FEATURE in the following outstanding GALLERY groups at Fine Art America:
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THANK YOU ***Grateful for showing your support by liking my work here. thank you again. Zsanan Studio Notes
How this artwork was created: I create from what is around me, or from an inner landscape arrived on a journey with an insistent muse and visual impressions from a photo. I translate the photo into mixed media format, reaching out for the story or metaphor with digital manipulation to create the narrative as texture, patterns, repetition, and "post-painterly-abstraction fauve-wave" bits meet- sometimes even becoming a collage.
* This artwork is available in a variety of framed and unframed gallery-quality prints, home décor items such soft and durable duvet covers, fabric shower curtains, and throw pillows as well as greeting cards and weekender totes.
September 10th, 2018
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