Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Fates Have Decided II

Most of you are probably wondering "Who are the Fates? And what is it that they've decided?"

Like echoes, my childhood reverberates within me rather unexpectedly sometimes. I loved(and still do) love reading. Growing up, I read a lot of Greek mythology. Gods, Demi-gods and mortals were all fascinating creatures described on pages I could get lost in for hours and hours. No matter how powerful they all had one thing in common, they all feared the Fates.

Also known as the Moirae/Moerae, the Fates controlled every moment of life from birth to death. The golden thread represents life.

Clotho spun the thread.

Lachesis measured.

Atropos cut the thread ending the lifespan. The whole idea that fate/destiny controls our very movements...well I'm not quite sure I believe it personally but it is an interesting topic to think and talk about regardless.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Patchwork Field

18 x 24 inches, oil on  canvas

Patchwork Field started out initially as a commission that went awry years ago. Long story short, the client purchased a sculpture instead and I was left with a canvas and geometric shapes I didn't care for. A family friend saw the unfinished piece and fell in love with the colors and shapes. When his birthday came around I thought I'd present him with this piece but not before fooling around with the shapes a little more in order to make it more "like me".