oil paint, cold wax medium &marble dust on canvas.
The painting continues around the 1.75 inch gallery-wrapped edges. Framing is not necessary however it can be set off in a floating frame keeping the edges visible.
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This piece is the part of a recent exhibit called MATH TO BEAUTY. Below is artist the statement from that exhibition.
MATH TO BEAUTY is series of new paintings employing the golden mean as a basis for the geometric compositions which I've come to call random symmetry. This fascinating ratio, frequently found in nature and geometry, is perceived by many to play a role in the human perception of beauty.
So much has been written about the golden ratio; to the point that it's hard to discern fact from fiction. But whatever the truth, the golden ratio has properties that has intrigued and inspired mathematicians, biologists, artists, musicians, historians, architects, psychologists, and even mystics for centuries.
Using the golden ratio in the cavalier way that I do keeps me mindful of proportion. Just when I think it's working along comes color to challenge my senses. In the end my intentions are to create beauty in my work. As the Greeks put it, the three ingredients to beauty are: symmetry, proportion, and harmony.
oil paint, cold wax medium and marble dust on canvas