Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Stay Calm"

($40.00.....6" x 6"...mounted on a 1/8" clayboard panel)

"Stay calm with quiet simplicity." The operative words here are "quiet simplicity". In some work places, the employees must have all clutter and unfiled things removed from their desk and floor before going home. It sounds harsh, but it really does help everyone be more productive. The same thing is true for any environment. Keep it simple. Keep things quiet. That's the way to stay in a calm state of mind.

This is such a simple piece, but I decided that it was perfect for this quote. The horizontal bands of color with no hard edges and lots of water in the pouring medium helped to achieve all of that softness. There are a few hard edges in the lower left hand corner springing upward, but they are close in value with variation from hard to soft. It is good to have these kinds of pieces as well as the more dynamic and colorful ones. Once you've gotten through the whirlwind of life, then you can return to more dynamic things. It's like reading the Bible. Everyone likes to read the Psalms during stressful times, then when life calms down, other passages can be explored. I like to call it the rhythm of life and art.

No fussy flourishing....just lower case white letters that disappear when viewed from across the room add to the tranquility. Just a few more things to think about.

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