Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A new series of paintings

I spent most of September travelling along the Midi Canal in the south of France and as a result I've begun a series of paintings of the villages, churches, cathedrals, and castles from memories and photographs I took along the way. A church was the outstanding central structure in every village and town we visited. As you can see, my characteristic use of symbolism appears in this example (Montpellier, acrylic on canvas, 11 1/2" x 11 1/2"): 7 houses (including the house of God) represent the 7 days of the week, and therefore everyday; the houses of the community lean against each other for support, although their philosophical outlooks may differ (the various angles of doorways, windows, and rooftops).

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