To enter into a still life, is to enter that place of stillness, absent of sound or noise. For the artist, it is to become calm and focused. The still life is about the act of seeing, and in all realism there is abstraction—in abstraction is realism. Though the artist begins with symbols that refer to the material world, what is seen in the final work are shapes rearranged, created with hard edges, and flat color, and careful gradations.
Fragments, Geometry, and Change Color selected One shape at a time One drop of paint at a time Brighter or dullr Warmer or cooler Lighter or darker Each shape carefully rendered Hardedge Flat Unexpected color in juxtaposition Create unique visual statement Annell Livingston