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April 12, 2013
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Apr 12, 2013, 11:13:18 AM
A Schismatic White Noise by Mivala A Schismatic White Noise by Mivala
This painting is a reflection of events and feelings that took place in the past month or so. Ordinarily, I wouldn't spend this much time on a piece; it feels like sometimes the balance of an image is thrown off if it's painted during a vacillation of moods. I also make it a rule not to paint when I'm feeling cynical, to the say the very least.... but I made an exception in this case.

"I don't necessarily know where to begin in describing" -- this is the most appropriate and honest definition I can give. It's no secret that I (as well as a good majority of other artists) use art to cope with overwhelmingly inspired feelings brought about throughout the day. In this particular painting, I reflected a lot on the notion of life's impending moments and circumstances, but not so much in my usual way ( and, for example). Instead of tilling about a dizzy display of similar shapes and strategically illustrating my emotions, I painted this in a much more organic manner.

I began with the intent to experiment. I taped off a few miscellaneous segments and began to paint -- I think I painted over all the original images after, though. This was a floral piece prior to the addition of the faces, which came into fruition with my desire to paint something more familiar. Egalitarian, socialism, solace, impracticality, facades, responsibility ... all themes during the end of March.

I photographed some of of the progression as I went;
Mars Progression by Mivala

There's some of my original symbolism kind of weaved throughout this image -- I didn't deviate all that far outside of my comfort zone. However, new to the scene appears this imperious and (quite literally) overbearing "Mars" drifting above the mountains, representing a deceptively stable and obtrusive presence.  It's not representative of person so much as it is a theme and consitency to life.  Note that the mountains themselves are not fully tangible; whether they are fading in or out of existence (...or fading at all...) is not necessarily something I know enough to judge.

Below the horizon on the right side, I spent a few brief moments indulging in the idea of contented solitude.  At the same time, I kept a nearby segment a fiery sort of red color -- something of an entrance (or exit) mirage.  It's vaguely intended to evoke apathy or the abstract reality of denial, two ideas/emotions I struggle to keep in check sometimes.  I often feel this strange array of qualms whenever I extract this much thought and meaning from the most subconscious of my visual manifestations.  This because much of what I do is unintentional -- I claim meaning in things ex post facto ... after the image is complete.

Any usage of blunt lines or strokes in the painting are basically my linkage to reality and stability.

At the right, I was probably feeling the most emotional.  I went back in recently and fixed up the sloppiness of the pillars(?) that hold up the ledge pears (subject matter in: I have no solid analysis with regard to why I use so much fruit in my artwork~ And if I did, I likely wouldn't share (honest)! me, this image is either depicting the ultimate diffusion of something or a gradual repair and coming together. I wanted to capture a single point found in every internal and external conflict; the equilibrium of problem and solution.  That is, the moment in which both are so equally out of and within reach.

18"x24" acrylics on canvas.  Do let me know your interpretations~ :boing: There's so much more detail I could go into in describing this, but I'll spare you the unnecessary, human pretentiousness of it all.;)
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Helenarelativity Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Ooooh i like 
Mivala Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
janosdrake Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
awesome! i have a thing about distorted/melting faces
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahaha, join the club! I'm obsessed with them!!
MisterSali Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Wowzers my mind is blown alot of emotion flying off of this one, great work!
Mivala Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:  And also grazie mille mille mille mille mucho for the faves!
Igotsomepopsickles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love it!
Mivala Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aeroslash Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm so surprised I haven't commented on this piece! This is marvelous! I see a lot of symbolism in this piece. I love the color schemes and the contrast of warm and cool colors, really makes a nice impact. 

I honestly get a religious vibe from this piece. I see the face of Jesus or God in the sky and a pale Lucifer in the bottom portion of the painting. The pears resemble the human souls heading to God for Judgement Day. The flowing water is the sins that constantly flow from humans, cascading down and creating Lucifer's face. The two planets in the sky are floating around in space---the heavens.

There's just so much going on in this piece I could interpret it in so many different ways! Simply amazing :heart: Keep up the fabulous work, Moira!  
Mivala Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this comment, thank you very much!:hug:  This is a stellar analysis! :woohoo:
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