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Oracle Painting

David Holcomb

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 24 W x 30 H x 0.3 D in

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"Oracle", 2015, acrylic, watercolor, plaster, crayon, cut-paper collage on plywood, 30 inches tall by 24 inches wide (75 x 60 cm). An oracle is one who sees through the gaps in reality to deeper meanings beneath. Sometimes the knowledge can be communicated, sometimes it is too complex, too personal, to fit into words. In this painting warm and cold, life and death, press toward center, each seeking dominance, but the stress of conflict opens a gap through which pours light, holding both sides at bay. Paper, paint and plaster have been applied in accordance with specific visual rhythms then sanded away, layer upon layer, to create a deep illusory space; a tracery of fine arabesques in white, black and bistre contradict this illusion by emphasizing the surface of the panel. Meanwhile the tormented vertical area near the center of the picture crumples and tears open both the deep space and the flat surface, suggesting that both may be only illusions. The painting is on lightweight 1/4” plywood, lightly varnished for UV protection, framed in a wood “floater” frame, ready to hang; it is signed and dated both front and back, with title on back. http://www.davidleeholcomb.com

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:24 W x 30 H x 0.3 D in

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Born in Montgomery, Alabama, and raised in the rural Appalachian foothills of the northeastern part of the state, my childhood was surrounded by the natural world, the rigid social and cultural traditions of the deep South, the distant rumblings of 1960's social changes, and the panoramas of human existence revealed to me through reading, music and art. Most of my adult life has been spent working as a graphic designer in Birmingham, South Florida, and Dallas -- primarily in the television industry -- where I was immersed yet another hybrid universe, a fun-house world of ego, transitory celebrity, and social manipulation. These days I live and work in a cabin on the edge of the Ozark National Forest in northwest Arkansas, decompressing.

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