“Over the River”

“Over the River”- 60cm. x 72cm. Acrylic, charcoal,ink, on paper.

This painting was given the title “Over the River’, because it was influenced by the PD Warrior stepping exercise of that name.  I find it a helpful training aid for my walking ability.   Unfortunately, nothing is foolproof, and I suffered my first Parkinson’s related fall recently.  The falling figures within the painting are a direct referenceto my own first fall.  Documenting this way is helpful.  Although I shall not forget this tumble, the painting fixes it in time, adding  a chronological order to the event.

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.

2 thoughts on ““Over the River””

  1. I love this. The sense of things tumbling, I thought, and then I read your text. Here’s hoping this image is absorbing possible falls and keeping them away. And it’s just a beautiful picture in of itself.

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