Inspiration: An experimental conversation between the painting surface and me began with loose applications of acrylics, intermittently scraped back to reveal previous layers through the wet paint. My artist’s eye liked the beginning, but the dialogue trailed away leaving me with just a pretty piece of paper. And so we sat for years like a fizzled romance, plains of colored mystery seeking a purpose. Finally, an epiphany led me to enlist my small ammonite collection as symbolic imagery. As I embossed my rendition of the fossils deeply into the fields of the composition, I realized that my subconscious had been whispering to me the whole time, waiting for me to recognize the predetermined conclusion.
Image Size: 22” x 30” Acrylic
- 3rd Place Award, Thirty-First San Diego Annual Juried International Exhibition, Juror: Carrie Burns Brown