Description of Emerging Source
‘Emerging Source’ – Acrylic and synthetic polymers on gesso prepared canvas.
30 x 30 x 2.5inch box, or gallery wrap, canvas
‘Emerging Source’ is the second painting in this series. A continued striving for detailed and suggestive imagery, and modelling aspects of the chaos and growth patterns in nature, specifically in plant life like lichens, moulds and mosses.
This one, and ‘Source,’ the first in this series, took about six months (40+ hours/week) to paint. The meticulous process, painting under 3-10 times magnification, makes every square inch seem to take a lot of time. I know it’s excessive, but the overall look and detail, after its done, is definitely worth it. I am inspired also by the intricacy of nature, and how no matter what your viewing distance of the natural world is…there is infinite detail.