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Shrill Joy

Shrill Joy

Piece description from the artist

It's a late summer morning and five or six large Blue Jays in the oaks outside the studio are shrieking at one another, calling back and forth in turn. Alarm? Dispute? Or just talking loud? I couldn't tell what the were yelling about, but observing all that racket and liveliness did give me joy. Shrill Joy gets some of its color and sharp contrast from that event. I stacked six variably-sized, separately-painted stretched canvases to create a metaphorical "call and response" dynamic between the panels. Sharp contrasts recall the immediacy of sound. Sky, summer heat, bird colors and the void of silence between call and return are all behind the color choices.

Shrill Joy is a beautiful and complex contemporary painting. It makes a joyful statement on the wall. Maybe you want to yell back at it. The painting ships directly from my studio, ready to hang, no frame required. The panels are signed, numbered, and joined with hardware.

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48.0" x 72.0"
Acrylic on Canvas Panels

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