Translation for this painting is “Young woman and yellow wall”. I chose the title in French as it sounds more mysterious than English and the French words for “young” and “yellow” sound alike.
Form or Story?
When starting this work I began with forms of color, shape and contrast. Over time, the conversation with the painting generated questions such as how to add movement with a static figure, which led to the addition of a diagonal … the wall. Later, I thought of how creations can be identified as symbols, such as what the wall could represent? Whether one enjoys the beauty of a form or imagines the story behind the creation, the necessity of art becomes even more important. We might need a moment to breath in beauty, calming a chaotic life; or imagine what is, was and could be.
Wishing all a healthy and hopeful start to 2020 with a creative interpretation of ABBA’s Happy New Year as created by Anne Reburn.