Friday, March 21, 2008

Tapestry

For IF: The routine becomes the pattern of life.

This is one of only a few non-figurative paintings that I have done. It had figures to begin with, but I painted them out. You can tell where they were because I left the weaving dark where the figures had been. This painting was in response to the many stories and tales I have read that contain a weaver character who is responsible for the creation of the paths of life, in particular, stories by Orson Scott Card.

10 comments:

Commonly Cheap said...

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Flying Colors said...

I love your work it definitely has the mythical.
Wonderful concept coming from one who majored in weaving on this side.
Best regards again!

Marcella Paliekara said...

I love how you illustrate ideas and concepts. Your work is very thought provoking. This peice reminds me of a dream I had many years ago. I would like to be so free in my work to paint many of the dreams images that have stuck with me over the years, but I have yet to do what I most want to do.

Mary Richmond said...

so what made you take the figures out?

Lynette said...

In response to Mary's comment, I took out the figures because they made the story too specific; sometimes too much content stops a piece from working and it is better for the viewer to provide the story and the context. Thanks for asking, Mary!

Connie said...

Beautiful pattern and colours.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very nice; looks almost batik like.

eyecontact said...

Oh, this is beautiful.

soulbrush said...

i really like it,good illo.

INDIGENE said...

Ahhh...if life could be so sturdy and serene...lovely design.

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