MUCK & MIRE

MUCK & MIRE

ABSTRACTIONS: 2018

The title “Muck & Mire” for my paintings on paper in 2018 might appear to be done with tongue-in-cheek, but in fact I was fully aware of what I was about in this title, and what I wanted to emphasize in this series. I did them to display as a collection and digitally, not as wall art, because as a contemporary artist I'm able to show in any digital manner I wish, from a simple slide presentation to a much more complex digital presentation, and I can include music, along with a voice introduction which expresses my purpose in this body of work. While extensive freedom is given to me in the contemporary art field, I still must have an aesthetic value in what is done.

I painted the twenty-two Muck & Mire works on Stonehenge paper in mixed media. My idea was to unearth in my series the 'codes' and 'patterns' in the muck and mire of our humanity. Some art historians and authors claim that in art 'codes' must be created, whereas 'patterns' are repetitions of specific visual elements.

Humans do attribute patterns to explain or describe events, scientific or otherwise, and we do create codes in business, science, politics and social order. Codes in art have also been claimed to occur, made famous and controversial in Dan Brown's book the Da Vinci Code. Brown was playing it smart in choosing Da Vinci as one who included codes in his paintings, as so much of Da Vinci's life's work seems to be hidden instructions transmitted in 'code.'

Each painting is 18 x 26 (image); and will frame around 22 x 30. The work is on acidfree Stonehenge, in Mixed Mdia. To purchase one of the paintings in the Muck & Mire series, please call me at 207-869-0999, for details on how you can have the painting The price is $1000, unframed for your discounted price, of any one of these paintings (22 in series): if purchased here, on this marketing store. PRICE shown is the price if you buy Online, on this Selz platform and/or my Website, platform. NO additional discount for any sale item if shown here.

I'm discussing a show in a Maine gallery, toward the end of this year, 2022. If you are definitely interested in purchase then I'll ask your permission to allow me to display your painting in this exhibition; I will frame your work for the exhibition, at no cost to you.

Each work is guranteed to be an original work of art, created in 2018. The work does not require glass, when framed.

https://youtu.be/yqAtjCH8ljc SEE this secure Link for additional images in the 22 images in the MUCK & MIRE Series.

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