tide#10. the shadow Painting by Marina Ichikawa

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Painting: Acrylic, Pastel, Pencil, Environmental, Charcoal on Canvas.

In this painting I wanted to experiment with safran - to add safran to water and acrylic coulours and see what happens, find out how safran can express on the canvas. I even poured safran water over the picture and watched the flow. I mixed dissolved safran with other colours, I wanted to see what kind of colours shades and structures that would create. At some point I felt a forceful, vital energy emerging, to summarize everything which had happened in this painting... I felt fear, the risk of ruining everything, my own criticism and self-doubt coming up... but then the curiosity of uncertainty took over. It expressed as a symbol, which for me seems like the expression of my own shadow self. I was surprised and I felt uneasy. I wanted to work over it, I slept over it, I started to prepare colours, brushes, pastels.... but I was unable to add something. So here is stands, my shadow-self.
Maybe the viewer can follow the process of this creation and likes the idea. Maybe it can trigger something like "perfection does not exist" or "it is always worth trying"... or whatever else. Or maybe the symbol speaks to somebody.



tide#10. the shadow

Marina Ichikawa



Size: 28.7 W x 23.6 H x 0.8 in

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