Spring Where Art Thou?

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Spring Poetry, a few words that express my thoughts.

Spring oh spring, where art thou? your essence follows my trail, but as I turn with excitement at the dawn of morning all I see is snow, but no!? why have thou not arrived? for your beloved awaits your arrival.

The shattering cold still haunts me and enters my bones and weakens my soul, I await for the day that cold turns into a warmth that enters my bones and strengthens my soul. Pure bliss is what your glorious rays give me and nourishes my body and soul, you give me hope, hope is what fills me and an exhilarating new reality is what you give me

Art- Spring Wonderland

Spring Wonderland is a piece of art I created inspired by a collaboration of ideas that resulted in this pretty little acrylic painting.

Influence:

Spring: This one is an obvious one, because the title is called ‘Spring Wonderland’ the flowers and roses scream spring. The abstract floral shape is actually  made by using a piece of lace as a stamp, which I thought created an beautiful effect.

Easter Eggs: The colours are also a inspiration of Easter eggs and Easter candies, yum!

Psychedelic 60’s: The wonderful swirls are reminiscent of the 60’s art and lava lamps, I thought this would make the art piece more playful with a touch of magic.

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Art Throwback- Colors of Life and Death

Colorful Art

Here is an art throwback of mines from last year, a bitter sweet piece (more sweet than bitter) called Colors of Life and Death.

The Meaning

This art piece is dedicated to the ying and yang in life, the duality of life, the balance of good and bad, love and war, happiness and sadness, beauty and the ugly and life and death. It is filled with color to evoke an excitement, and the variations of colors, reflect the variations of the human experience and situations in life. The bad is needed to know what good is, in other words we need to go through pain and sadness to truly know what happiness is, that is the balance that is needed, for us to truly appreciate life. The skull represents death and pain, while the flowers emerging out of the skull’s mouth represents life, joy and happiness.The merging of these two ideas in my eyes creates something beautiful and stimulating because it’s unexpected.

The Medium

This art piece is a mixed media art piece it consists of a mix of black ink pen, pencil, markers, acrylic paint and magazine cutouts. The skull is drawn with both a pencil and a black ink pen. I also used the pen to draw the background design and used colorful markers to fill them in. The acrylic paint was used on the portion that almost resembles dripping or oozing paint. The flowers coming out of the skull were colorful magazine cutouts and that’s why that particular area looks vibrant  that portion was laid out in that area as a collage.

Art Collage
The Skull and Floral Collage
Acrylic Painting
Acrylic Paint