Piece description from the artist
A 1925 photo by Edward Weston inspired this work. The beautiful line and marble-like surface of the figure has been abstracted in “Torso”.
Paintings have no beginnings or endings… no prefaces, introductions, epilogues. What you see is what you get… the exploration of the painted world. Exploring this world involves theory and practice which come together in the realm of emotion. I attempt to investigate this connection and the social nature of the materials themselves.
Carol O’Neill is full time painter living and working in the Boston, MA area. Her abstract work ranges from oil to acrylic with mixed media on canvas. Carol’s work concerns itself with non-linear aesthetics rather than narrative themes. A love of poetry and literature have been a profound source informing these images. “By painting sensations, I try to get under the skin of appearances by signifying a closer scrutiny of meaning.”