Saturday, July 23, 2011

New Work: Figures in the Landscape

Back in October of 2010 I talked about some figures I have been working on for the past few years. At that point they were in progress and now they are all very close to being resolved. The undercurrent throughout all of these is the human relationship with the land. The landscapes are imagined, intuitive responses to the figures surrounding them. One relies on the other but there is oftentimes a separation between the figure and land. This is most obviously represented by figures and landscape being rendered on different panels and then being reconstructed as a whole.

above: "Balance/Imbalance" is the working title of this panel. It's done but needs some flanking landscapes or figures to accompany it.

above: Very close to being done. A loose "transition" theme pervades this one.

above: This panel is done as well, but it also needs some accompaniment.

Above: Almost done. I may tinker with the figure a bit more.

The center figure is done. The flanking panels are almost there.

above: The center figure from the above triptych.

above: Cat from New Seasons in Portland was so kind to pose for this one. "The Year of the Cat" maybe?

above: This one may stand alone. It's the biggest of the lot. 11 inches x 16 inches

above: Completely done. This one is framed the way the others will be. A little wood overlay to separate the two panels.