"InkyKnot" by Douglas Andelin
InkyKnot, Douglas Andelin, Oil on linen panel, 18.5" x 22.5," framed.
"I use the figure to explore both the plastic world of paint and the inner world of the sitter.By mixing and blurring these two interests,I believe that there can be a greater potential for figurative content beyond the realm of realism. I do not believe in a formula for painting, but rather, in imagination,adaptation and courage to persevere through the creative process and inner dialogue for it’s own sake.The abstract quality of this body of work allows space for the viewer to reflect on themselves and their own humanity.
I gather my inspiration from direct observation - witnessing the silence, breath and unfolding grace within every sitter. This first expression or response becomes the gateway to an ongoing artistic conversation." - Douglas Andelin