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Spring 2010

The semester is off to a good and challenging start. I have some very thought provoking classes and am really having to push the limits of my critical thinking. I have been working on a new painting the last couple of weeks. The way I am painting it has caused me to return to my Basement painting and reassess how and why I painted it the way I did.

This "in progress" painting (see below) is the second in this reverse narrative that I am attempting to work through. This painting is about leading the viewer through the house, and while we're still in the shadowy entity of the basement, it is my intention to move on up to various parts of the house (psyche), the abandoned and decay will shift to a more inhabited space, and color will start to become more apparent. I've been reading Gaston Baschelard's "Poetic Space" and have started to think about the space of a house and its rich symbology.

I've been pondering ideas behind residue, what's left behind, what's underneath, what's behind, and whats invisible, yet can be felt.


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I like the angle. As a viewer, I feel the burden of trying to find a way to climb the stairs. Will they hold or will they collapse under the weight that I carry with me?

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah Chasen

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