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Square mandala Painting

john long

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 16 W x 16 H x 2 D in

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Most contemporary mandalas are repetitive designs with radial symmetry built around the circle. This mandala is symmetrical along the diagonal and is built around two squares. In fact, it is the geometrical representation of a binomial squared (a + b)2. Painted on top of a painting from 2002, the original peeks thru with some subtle texture and in one place a visual pattern, giving the piece some history. Only a fraction of the curvilinear network of lines is explicitly visible, the rest is imbedded within the golden square. Mandala? Yes, there are subtle details to contemplate yet the design is simple enough to aid in clearing the mind for meditation. Custom-built painted hardwood frame. Ready to hang. Signature, title, date and artist inventory number on the back.

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:16 W x 16 H x 2 D in

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I come from a family of artists and trained as a photographer, film maker, poet and printer. It has been twenty-five years since I began making 3-dimensional assemblages and 2-dimensional collages. This led to abstract and text-based painting. In my work, I favor process over planning, building up and tearing down layers of acrylic paint, exploring geometric order and chaotic energy. Most of my painting is done on plywood panels, though I also employ canvas and corrugated cardboard. My color palette ranges from black and gray monotone, to riotous primary colors and pastel shades. As a poet, essay writer, and student of the evolution of written language, I love to utilize text as a visual element in my paintings and to tease the viewer with the limitations of verbal communication. My work has won awards in juried shows and has also been featured in one-person exhibitions. I grew up in Flint, Michigan which was still a thriving midwestern factory town when I moved away. Since then I have lived in Houston, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; Washington DC; Kabul, Afghanistan; and New Haven,Connecticut. Returning to the mountains that I love, I moved to Estes Park, Colorado full-time in 2018.

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