Falling Vase from my Perspective series was selected by Jorge Alberto, the juror of the Still Life Exhibit at The Art League, Alexandria, VA.
Falling Vase depicts the constant universal struggle between order and disorder—realism and abstraction. I am representing the chaos with the abstraction of floral forms against the order symbolized by the perspective grid. The vase is the most representational (the least abstract) form in this painting. The falling of the vase is a passage from order to disorder (release of energy). I created the perspective grid and the background digitally, traced them on 300 lb cold-pressed watercolor paper, painted with layers of watercolor, gouache, acrylic paint and markers, and sealed with cold wax after mounting on the wood board. I’ve used both spontaneous action painting and more controlled detail work here.
I also have several other paintings in Gallery 75 of The Art League (same location), one on the wall and five on the racks.