|© 2010 Karen F Rose|
oil on canvas
Have you ever studied a painting and wondered. What's the narrative here? Just WHAT is the artist saying to me?
In this original oil painting I created for the Art and Apparatus exhibit at the IceHouse Gallery earlier this year, I included a number of seemingly unrelated objects - a hammer, a cryptic handwritten note, a large scholarly leather bound book, and an egg, gently cradled in a hand, (a wooden carved hand) all lit with a somewhat mysterious glow.
Does each object represent something other than it's physical reality? Is my representation of an egg symbolic of something else?
The title of the painting is "The Discovery Process".
To a writer, a naturalist, a parent, a social worker, a scientist, a lawyer, a teacher, a politician, a doctor, and an artist - there can be different meanings and interpretations.
What questions does the painting pose?
What do you see in the painting? Click on comments and tell me your thoughts.