Description This painting was inspired by the Fool Card in Tarot Decks. This is an intepretation of the fool in an Urban setting. Here is an excerpt about the Fool Card. i am no sure who wrote it. 'The Fool card.The Fool fearlessly begins the journey into the unknown. To do this, hedoes not regard the world he knows as firmand fixed. He has a seemingly recklessdisregard for obstacles. In the Ryder-Waitedeck, he is seen stepping off a cliff withhis gaze on the sky, and a rainbow is thereto catch him. In order to explore and expand,one must disregard convention and conformity.Those in the throes of convention look at theunconventional, non-conformist personalityand think What a fool. They lack the point ofview to understand The Fool's actions. ButThe Fool has roots in tradition as one who isclosest to the spirit world. In many tribalcultures, those born with strange and unusualcharacter traits were held in awe. Shamanswere people who could see visions and go onjourneys that we now label hallucinations andschizophrenia. Those with physicaldifferences had experience and knowledge thatthe average person could not understand. TheFool is God. The number of the card is zero,which when drawn is a perfect circle. Thiscircle represents both emptiness andinfinity. The Fool is not shackled bymountains and valleys or by his physicalbody. He does not accept the appearance ofcliff and air as being distinct or real.'Unknown writer
Mary DeLave, Stinson Beach, CA Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement Imagekind does not share information about the buyers of my prints so please let me know if you order so that I will have a record of my admirers!
I love the times when I am balanced between waking and sleep. Painting is the place where I explore that territory, where I can express and share that inner world that we all experience.
The numerous sketchbooks I have filled over the years are my creative starting point. I start with a sketch, one which is sometimes done almost unconsciously. I then allow new dimensions of imagery and meaning to take form during the creation of the painting. My paintings are both physical and emotional: they not only have layers of paint, but layers of feeling. I build up texture and color, I remove paint and add more, and coax out surprising juxtapositions that inspire new ideas and magical meanings. I build a painting until it achieves a depth and richness that energizes me each time I look at it.
My painting draws on the rich traditions of Expressionism and Surrealism, and has elements of Cubism. These are artistic styles in which the artist uses distortion, exaggeration and fantasy to expresses subjective feelings, dreams and unconscious thoughts. It is our nature to be multidimensional, so I love to depict multiple views and viewpoints in my work. The joyful versatility and new possibilities of acrylic paints and mixed mediums are the perfect materials for these explorations.
My favorite papers for my art to be printed on from Imagekind are in order:
1-Ultra Smooth Fine Art (for a heavy paper)
2-Enhanced matte is the cheapest and though it is not a heavy paper its smooth matte finish prints colors brilliantly.
If you would like to print on Canvas I would only recommend the Piezo Pro Matte Canvas. The glossy is just too glossy in my opinion.
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