Size: 12"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
This is a matted and framed painting in watercolor and ink on paper.
This is number 52 in a painting series I've been working on this summer. The name "Entanglement" suggests an interconnectedness, like a tangle of knots. It's also a principle in quantum physics. Two particles are said to be entangled when they originate from the same source and altering the properties of one produces observable change in the other. I think it's an apt name for the series because a recurring compositional element throughout the series is a tangle of lines intersecting each other, and also because what happens in one painting directly influences the next.
"Entanglement 52" is painted with watercolor and ink on paper. Some of the inks have an iridescent quality to them that doesn't quite come through in the photograph. Many of the fractal like geometries are achieved by applying ink to the paper directly with the dropper while the watercolor is still drying. This pulls the ink into the watercolor and creates patterns not unlike mountain streams seen from far above.
This painting is framed in a Blick Essentials 18 x 24" real wood frame with a natural finish and a sky blue mat. It will be shipped in a FedEx medium framed art box.
This painting was on display at the Landau Gallery in Belmont, MA as part of my solo show, "Lisa Frank Stole My Unicorn: Paintings by Blake Brasher" between September 19 and October 11, 2013.
My work is an exploration of the physical and spiritual nature of life expressed in color and movement. I believe the purpose of art is to help man find his place in the universe, and I consider a painting a success if it has that spiritual quality that draws people into a state of meditative contemplation. My work is meant to be evocative rather than representational. I want to engage the viewer and bring to the surface the same sense of wonder you might get by looking at a sunset, the northern lights, a coral reef, or a star-filled sky. This language of imagery has impressed itself upon me and it informs my visual lexicon. My paintings are composed without linguistic thought; there are no words running through my head. The process is deeply subliminal. It is my goal to communicate with the viewer on that subconscious level.