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World Trade

World Trade

Piece description from the artist

Like the rest of my work in this series, high-voltage electricity was used to burn organic patterns into this piece. The burn patterns make up the tree portion, blossoming out of the right tower, and the black lines of the flag in the background. This painting began as an expression of masculinity, but what started as basic geometric forms soon developed into a complex iconography. In this way, the qualities of the painting are emergent, in that I try and take the role of the outside viewer looking to the piece for semantic content. Classical, oriental painting forms have always been a big inspiration to me. In this painting there is a clear reference to Chinese watercolor techniques and Japanese woodblock styles. The symbolism can also be linked to an "eastern" sensibility, demonstrating how such a catastrophe can be fertile ground for growth.

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Details

Size
24.0" x 36.0"
Medium
Gouache, Acrylic, and High-voltage electricity

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