“The Child Within”

Copyright A.S.M. 2012-2013 All Rights Reserved.

Copyright A.S.M. 2012-2013 All Rights Reserved.

Original concept of shapes and symbols within the geometric connections of lines.  Here we acknowledge some of those by accentuating the different blocks with contrast, pointing out diamonds, triangles, stars, crosses, hexagons, and more.   We challenge the mind to try to count exactly how many shapes and symbols are hidden within this one foot of contrast.

Sitting atop this most interesting plant of opposite colors buds a cube with the image of Shirley Temple, who in this piece represents the child in all of us who is happy, curious, kind and gentle,  but very dependent on a firmly planted figure of stabilization.

What I love about this piece is how the figure of the child stands alone, joyous and oblivious to all the chaos forming around.  The cube was formed once again from the union of several circles in a line overlapping each other, as were the accented blocks of black and white- representing a symmetry amidst unbalance, harmony within a stirred universe.

The piece is mostly acrylic with some varnish and some painting formed by pushing air through a nozzle forming unique splatters and lines, and measures28″ X 22″, unframed.