Forest Abstract I acrylic on canvas 36" x 48" x 1.5"
Forest Abstract I, is inspired by my time in Indonesia when I studied Batik. While in Indonesia, the layered aspects of life began to filter through space, sounds and smells. When I returned the layered quality of life continued. When walking through a forest the trees reflect light, memories and ideas. Thinking about the space and the associations created, I began painting my layered paintings. This is the first of my layered paintings in which I mask the forms and paint layers. The layers and the blue, grey and brown colors create a meditative quality that allow one to rest and reflect in the shapes and colors.