Size: 12"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I created the black fiddleheads-like design and then experimented with a variety of backgrounds on which to lay the design. I call this particular execution "Fiddleheads on Horizontal Spring Colors" because that is exactly what it feels like to me. I painted this work while thinking about how much I love the colors of Spring. It's impossible for me to look at this work and not receive a lift to my spirits.
As a part of my "Still Life Jazz" series, this painting maintains the concept of a still life while being completely fabricated from my imagination.
I'm Donald Bruce Wright, a fine artist based in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. You'll see works here from me created in several media, including oil on canvas as well as smaller pieces made with water-based paints on watercolor paper. The paintings displayed on Vango are from my "Still Life Jazz" series. Like a jazz player who takes a musical standard and then interprets it in new ways, I create paintings that are based on an art world standard: the still life. Real life and its structure serve as a point of departure while remaining loosely recognizable in the final work. Creating these bold energetic floral inventions within the traditional conceptual format of a still life allows the work to project the contradictory sense of being somehow familiar yet fresh. Although my painting style is self-taught, I received formal grounding in art by earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2007.