Figurative Abstract (untitled – 1)

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Figurative Abstract (untitled 1). Acrylic on canvas, 50cm. x 70cm.

Using spontaneous and intuitave responses to personal emotions, this painting again references Parkinson’s.  My use of vivid colours is a rebellious statement that rails against what could easily be a depressive disease. The tottering figure, mimics the unstable walk and freezing of gait, that makes venturing out alone a precarious business for many.

‘Its a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door.”  “You step into the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.”  (Bilbo  Baggins – The Fellowship of the Ring.)

Keep smiling, Cheers, Dave.

 

 

Author: David Carroll - Visual Artist

David is a contemporary artist using many types of media to create abstract artwork. Born in 1947 in North Wales, he migrated to Australia in 1970 with his wife and children. After many years working in the electrical trades, David went on to further his education, graduating from Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. with a Bachelors Degree of Visual Art (Honours). David and his wife, now great-grandparents, live in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. where David works in his studio most days. His abstract artwork is inspired by memory; not so much to depict specific events but rather, to reflect emotional situations that are infused by present moments of recollection. In recent times, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, his work has taken a new and positive direction. His 'Elemental Representions" use colour, form and symbolic motifs, to create a personal visual story line.

4 thoughts on “Figurative Abstract (untitled – 1)”

  1. I love this. And for some reason it fits how I felt after the several eye operations I had in 2014-2016 and still have some effects from today. Some things have to be filled in and I hope I make good guesses, but keeping on going is what counts. And this beautiful life-affirming image reminds me of how good it is that I am still moving and seeing, no matter how I am doing it. Wow. Just a beautiful picture, and encouraging. Thank you.

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