I’ve posted my COVID in Nature (dramatization of a seed pod from the Sweet Gum Tree) earlier. But today I’ve added my “Window Box,” which I had float mounted on clear acrylic to represent glass in a window. The flower box – on high gloss aluminum panel – is actually a manipulated photograph I made of an orange Day Lily.
Both of these abstracts in nature are on display in the “Abstract April” show now through April 25 in the Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery in Rockville, Indiana.
Created during the coronavirus pandemic, COVID in Nature debuted in August 2020. This “Abstract April” show was the debut for “Window Box.”
As the year of the novel coronavirus draws to a close, I have a few more abstracts to add to the illustrations of my life story.
I added “Voodoo” and “Glowing Avalanche” to my collection of COVID-19 influenced creations. These photography-based digital abstractions evolved from a photographic image I made in 2014 of a sunrise over Kentucky Lake.
I usually process my abstracts on high gloss aluminum, but I wanted to add this view of how “Voodoo” would look on 3/4-inch stretched mirror-image wrapped canvas … which I think gives it even more impact visually.
Either way, “Voodoo” is very abstract in nature. The metallic gold and silver are very fluid. And those eyes! They might put a spell on you!
Now, how many images do you see in the second abstract??
Here’s one explanation of my “Glowing Avalanche” landscape I found on the internet: “Volcanic eruptions happen when lava and gas are discharged from a volcanic vent. … The most dangerous type of volcanic eruption is referred to as a ‘glowing avalanche’. This is when freshly erupted magma forms hot pyroclastic flow which have temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees.”
Note: I decided on this title BEFORE the recent eruption of the volcano in Hawaii.
Side note: I also thought of “Fire on the Mountain” but the wildfires were raging in the western United States at the time. So not to appear insensitive to the personal loss of many, I pushed that possible title aside until that devastating 2020 event was less of a hot topic in the news.