• additional view of artwork by David Holcomb
  • additional view of artwork by David Holcomb
  • additional view of artwork by David Holcomb

CloudSkyCry


United States

Collage
Size: 28 H x 22 W x 0.8 in

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Art Description

Collage: Paper, Acrylic and Plaster on Canvas.

"CloudSkyCry", 2017, 22 x 28 inches (55 x 70 cm), mixed media on canvas.

In this picture I wanted to address a complex emotional state without giving way to sentimentality or hyperbole: the feeling is both melancholy (the rigid grids of gray and beige in the background) and also hopeful (the fluid blue and white shapes in the foreground). I used cut paper as a medium because of its ability to limit expression: the "message" is more focused, brushwork and palette are not a distraction. The surface is built up in layers, some sanded and polished, some left as is, to create depth and space, and the cut paper provides the surface with a tactility and texture that is unique to collage -- the viewer feels compelled to touch, as well as look.

Keywords: sky, blue, clouds, complex, emotion, fluid, gray, atmosphere, landscape, layered, lyrical, meditative

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