Sunday, October 14, 2012

Obelisk

Kate Kern Mundie, Obelisk, 36 x 48 inches, oil on panel

I was attracted to this view for the reflections in the water. Above the water is hard angle, geometric forms layered and stacked up against a sky. Their reflections soften into gentle simple shapes on the surface of the Schuylkill River.

After finishing the painting, I struggled to come up with a title. Jim suggested Obelisk and I thought it was a good fit.  An obelisk was a form created to imitate a ray of sun--as if a column of light became a solid form. The Cira Center looks more like a chunk of sky in solid form than a ray of sun.

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