Aura I

50x40 Inches Oil, Flash and Resin on Canvas 2016

50x40 Inches

Oil, Flash and Resin on Canvas

2016

My intent was to create an impression of the spirit that moves within the body. The picture is a composition of matt background and intense gloss figure. The background is somewhat somber and dark intended to allow emphasis on glistening foreground spirit. The ribbon-like brushstrokes are suspended within various body areas encased in clear resin. The resin imparts a feel somewhere between a living plasma and ether, in reality the naked eye cannot see. The background is a re-creation of classical wallpaper, nuanced with leaves gently falling. Finally a looming shadow falls upon the wall, subtly enriching an otherworldly effect I seek.