Festination.

Festination; those small steps that lead to a shuffling gait, that in turn make walking extremely difficult, can be very frustrating.  Often it leads to loss of balance, freezing of gait and falling.  Such frustration was the driving force that led me to create this painting, though the frustration itself played no active role in the creative process.  It is an emotional response to merely one of Parkinson’s diseases many debilitating symptoms.  Ones outer shell is plain for all to see, however for once I wanted to do away with bravado and document my innermost, vulnerable, self as I struggle to stay upright and move forward.

Fffreezing-of-gait

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 “Festination.”

  1. What I see here is beauty. Persistence. Pieces that make a whole. I read your words and then put the painting in context and I add, intensity. I’m not sure what I’m trying to say, just that once again you give me a lot to think about in looking at your work.

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