I titled it “Eminence” because of the majestic feel that it had in the end, and the true glow of the yellow tone contrasting with the other stark colors. It is also kind of a hill or elevation, or something of height, or high station, or rank. It feels victorious, and somewhat like a celebration as well. The yellow is meant to be the most significant action in the image, and the forms and colors are reacting to the intense glow.
Buy this Painting Here! “A Durable Segue” When a person moves houses, they are forced to look at all their belongings and decide if they want to keep them, give them away, sell them, whatever. The point is they have to face it because it’s time to move. This is a situation that happens periodically to everyone, and is usually milestone moments that seem vivid when you look back on them. It can also happen psychologically when a person is faced with adversity, or a big decision, or something like that. At that time they have to face themselves in a similar way. I was feeling this at the moment I painted this, because I knew from my particular...
Our lives are complicated and diverse and all of us are dealing with so many things at once. I am in awe of it. I can see it in my friends, and how they make sense of things, how they relate their own lives and choices to the world around them. They look like whispy connections to me. They look like little threads going here and there. It looks complicated and beautiful like what you see in the natural world.
Many times as I finish a painting after months of layering and doting upon it, I feel like it is just the beginning of exploring a visual concept. In the past I may have revisited a similar idea, but it was more subconscious or more by happenstance. I had yet to try to do many paintings under one main concept. This is why I decided to paint a whole series where I could iterate many visual ideas on one concept.
As I reflect on this process of pairing a song with an artwork I am really quite energized by the complexity. Music is abstract just like my paintings, and when you are able to see and hear the same concept, it is really thrilling. The music is a language just like color and form are a language. The words are the thing that binds them together and solidifies the concept to be communicated.