Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What's on Your Wall Wednesday


This Painting hits me in many bright and also hidden places. First off the colors resounds in bright loud cymbals. It is so wonderful. Yellow and orange, how could anyone not respond. But looking further, diving into the painting and a anatomically fashioned heart comes through and it looks like it has been savaged. How is that? The eye is pulled further in and it is indeed a heart. The psyche pulls back a step or two. The overall painting is examined. Yes, the brightness and life are there but the darker side of life is also there. At that point, I fell deeper and deeper into the painting and realized that it had a part of my life in it. I was hooked. I look at it everyday and revel in the color and the deeper side of meaning.
"Broken but Still Beating"
Patrice O'Farrell Hinz, Acrylic on Canvas 24"x26". 2002.


3 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

What a Treasure! The colors are beautiful and the fact that it speaks of loss and life. My only regret is that I can't click to enlarge. Beautiful!
I own a very different and beautiful work by Patrice O'Farrell Hinz and will show it later... on a Wednesday Wall.

Phyllis said...

What a strong painting, one that will always fascinate and hold your interest. It reminds me of the two sides of existence that fluctuate according to our experiences day in and day out.

patrice said...

I love that you love this painting! It was one that came out of me so fast that I didn't have time to blink or even think about it. It really is about my passion for Mom and what it felt like to lose her. It speaks to me of love in it's pleasure and it's pain.