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by Ellen Granter
oil and gold leaf
22" x 21.5"
"Using large fields of undifferentiated color, I am trying to concentrate attention on the subject, such as the heart-stoppingly delicate smallness of a bird in the vastness of the sky, or the constellation of a group of birds as they alight and take off, or the patterns of wriggiling turtles swimming around a pond. As a counterpoint to the color fields, I incorporate linear elements such as reeds, powerlines, fences, or branches to help bring the scale of the subjects into focus. By keeping some edges blurred and some crisp and building in varying levels of abstraction, the image stays in motion and comes to life." - Ellen Granter
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