The Spirit of Autumn by sphinxmuse

The Spirit of Autumn

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Added: Jul 15, 2004
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   Prints Available! This piece is actually two seperate "panels," in other words, it is a diptych. The dark red band running down the center of the image is not concealing anything, it is merely a space holder to keep the two panels the proper distance apart. I created it that way on purpose, since I have always been intriuged by implied line and contour. In this case, the viewer is asked to intuit certain features as they extend through an area of negative space.
     It was largely inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement with its reliance on geometry, earth tones, and natural forms. I am usually not a great fan of excessive use of the straight line (which you can probably tell from viewing the rest of my art) but I liked how it turned out in this piece. You may notice how the curved line of the tree trunk is carried through the more geometric portion in the right panel, as is the curve of the Spirit's head in the opposite panel. The rune-like designs running vertically down the upper left of the left panel read "Desirée's Musings". Many of the leaves that appear in this image are from trees in my own neck of the woods. For instance, the three-lobed red leaf in the left panel is from the Sassafras (Sassafras albidum), and the green leaf in the upper right corner of the right panel is from the Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera L.)
    This happens to be one of my personal favorites (for the time being, anyways) even though I created it many years ago. It encompases many of the themes throughout my entire website, which is why I chose it to be the opening image at the Main Wing of my website for so long.

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Guest's picture

YOur artwork to me, holds so much meaning and beauty. I really like it

hythshade's picture

I really love this painting, the use of color and the composition is just superb. It's a beautiful work of art.

sphinxmuse's picture

I'm glad that you knew it was a diptych right off the bat Laughing out loud I mention it because I had someone write to me about it once, asking if they could use it, but without the stripe running down the center!

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well, lets see , hmmmmmmm guess its gonna be WOW ! love it great color use and variation , as for the split from the diptych, i got that right off the bat , love diptychs and triptychs ... beuatiful line work, straight or not Wink the "tempature" change in the two panels works very strongly i feel, again wow, and thanks for sharing

Art at its best.