Monday, February 26, 2007
Aura of a Burning Heart
Aura of a Burning Heart, Paint and Ink on Paper, 30 x 18 in., 2007
I painted this piece about 3 weeks ago. It came about as an extension of other work where I envisioned the body burning down into a pile of ashes at the bottom. And rising like a phoenix, the burning heart full of vital auric energy. Circling the heart, there is a little ring of white with "abstract" text written upon it (you can't really read 99% of it), representing the loosening of language's grip on the heart.
The white paper is painted black, upon that surface is painted a white slightly raised surface, followed by the addition of color. I think it's partly this process that achieves the "glow" of the heart and aura. The rest is a nice combination of luck, skill and inspiration. Thank you to those friends who helped guide my way to this work.
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