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There is No Less Alchemy Now
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There is No Less Alchemy Now Painting

Alyson Khan

United States

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Size: 30 W x 40 H x 2 D in

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This abstract, geometric composition resembles a windmill, with a side view and schematic lines as well. The mechanism of the spinning windmill that converts the energy of wind into rotational energy can be viewed as an offshoot of alchemy. Windmills today seem antiquated, just as the idea of alchemy. The title, "There is No Less Alchemy Now," is about realizing that magic happens in this time and is not some dreamy abstract relic of an idea from the past. The bronze/antique gold shapes are a matte metallic. [Painting is on heavy duty canvas with 2" deep stretchers]

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

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Size:30 W x 40 H x 2 D in

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My work is about the suspension of reason or rationality as one might experience in ceremony, dance, or theatrics—an agreement to open one’s self to transcendence, the realization of fantasy, the acceptance of the tragic, absurd or paradoxical. Often aided by costume, mask, or symbols, these states of mind allow us to edge closer to a shared soulspeak, and in doing so we are changed and healed. My paintings include hints of two-dimensional icons, stained glass windows, ceremonial objects, carnivalesque paraphernalia, dressmaker pattern pieces, and carefully designed altars. A final piece may resemble a long built-upon place of gathering, a strange alchemical device, a crude vessel, a protector, a fortune teller, or a shamanic robe--all of which shepherd the process of transformation. I am further inspired by the decadence of Art Deco; the hope and efficiency of Mid-Century aesthetics; the joining of texture, light and comfort in interior design; the riotous maximalism in haute couture; the rawness of tribal mark making; and the implied doorway to the unseen in esoteric symbology. All of these influences are cradled in deep investigations into color, particularly its role as a visual phenomenon and catalyst for sparking feeling and narrative.

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