This is one panel of a diptych, it anthe following paint fit together at the center, each 48W X 60H. The two paintings are identical--one is turned upside down.
The source of the imagery is a tropical gourd plantmomordica charantiacommonly exterminated in Southwest Florida. I have been fascinated by this plant as it grows in my garden. At maturity the gourd releases poisonous, bright red seeds from a flap in its horny hide. In this interpretation the flap is sharpened and elongatedthe seeds spill out, spinning in the center toward release. Then the seeds go wild, changing shape, rolling around the outside of gourd shape, in joyful, dizzying abandon. Our eye moves from form to form in this high energy composition, which hums with movement and color. Listen carefully, hear the sounds of the chords and joy of the Merry-Go-Round.
The diptych can be displayed side by side or at a right anglesee details .
I plan at least 100 years longevity for my paintings based on the quality substraight, and oil medium.
See il., discussion in Joyce Waddell Bailey, The Perfection of Form, 2010, pp.4, 44-45. Blurb. com.
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