Ever and Anon

Michael Smith's avatar Michael Smith

This is an abstract painting that explores ideas of convergence and separation, emergence and disappearance, order and chaos, form and formlessness. In short one could say that the impetus of this image is a foray into the very notion of the reciprocal nature of binary relationships. The title of this piece, "Ever and Anon," hints at the kinds of ambiguous slippages that can occur between these kinds of diametrically opposed terms. While this archaic phrase does not easily translate into modern English, its original meaning contained two quite divergent senses, that of "occasionally" and "repeatedly," and what I aim to achieve in this image is a similar effect in which otherwise disparate elements can come together in a single space.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: .5 inches
  • Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
  • Width: 28 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 36 inches