Sky Dam

23.25"W x 10.00"H x 0.3"D

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Jeff Lawrence


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: sky, dam, water, expressionist, expressionism, abstract

Media: acrylic on masonite

Size: 23.25"W x 10"H x 0.25"D

Year Created: 2018

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made in moments between 2008 and 2014

This work has evolved over 6 years to land where it is today. As with much of my art, this had no external inspiration- was simply an exploration of myself through color, form, depth, layering and balance of composition. I named it sky dam because I saw something in it that made me think of damming the sky to contain the beauty and power it has.

Hi - brief background....I am a 15 year resident of Jackson Hole, Wyoming although I'm from Nashville TN originally and also lived in Knoxville and Krakow, Poland for a bit. Although my primary career has been as a licensed architect here in Jackson, I have continued to produce and sell art for the past 16 years. My method of producing art has been on expressing what is within and what I feel needs to be from the canvas, rather than imitating what I see. It's an exploration with few if any preconceived notions and develops in a very non-linear way. People often ask me ..."what IS it?"...and often followed by, "it looks LIKE..." as if it needs to be some recognizable form or look LIKE anything. Why does a painting need to look LIKE anything at all? Do people ask musicians what their music sounds LIKE, as if it needs to have some recognizable characteristic, as if music must sound like the ocean, or the wilderness, etc.?

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