Acrylic, 24K gold on raw canvas. 48″ x 36″. 2023.
“Furl No. 2” is a poetic ode to the intricacies of traditional, architectural craftsmanship and the soulful connections we forge with the spaces we inhabit. The furling shell symbolizes a sense of embrace and protection, a cocoon of memories and shared history that envelopes us when we step into these spaces.
This painting references both sculpted forms and natural shapes, and in it, the canvas comes alive with a rich palette of deep moss greens, intertwined with soft hues of fern and wisps of sunny yellow. These colors evoke the natural world, as does the shell-like structure of the architectural detail.
Light dances casually across the artwork, casting shimmering reflections of gold leaf on the surface. The interplay of light and shadow adds depth and dimension, as if inviting us to immerse ourselves in the spatial and emotional depths of the spiraling structure.
As we delve into the sensory meaning of “furl,” we are reminded of the soft touch of a gentle breeze, the ebb and flow of tides, and the tender embrace of a loved one. This painting encourages us to pause, to feel, and to savor the essence of these details, and the profound emotions they evoke within us.
“Furl No. 2,” captures the essence of sensory connections, where the architectural details not only shape the physical spaces but also resonate with our emotions and memories, forever intertwining us with the places we hold dear.