transitions IV (kindled)

Matthew Plescher's avatar Matthew Plescher

This is the fourth in a series of paintings exploring transitions. Fields into forest, forest into sky. Cultivated into wild. Known into unknown. In my paintings lines are often left incomplete, areas unfinished. Mistakes and false starts are not always covered. The intention is to not only have a realistic painting, but to see through and underneath the surface realism. This is meant to be metaphorical. In one way it is a metaphor for our lives. We are always moving forward moment to moment and are never quite finished ourselves. Parts of our lives are always broken and incomplete. Mistakes are covered but not perfectly. But in a greater sense it is a metaphor for mystery. The surface is tenuous. There is more beyond what we can sense and measure. Beneath the surface lies mystery. My goal in painting is to provide a glimpse of that mystery, that deeper beauty.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: n/a
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Width: 40 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 40 inches