Bird Trail

22.50"W x 26.00"H x 1.0"D

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Richard Longhi


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: original oil painting, oil on canvas, bird in flight, contemporary landscape painting

Media: oil on canvas, hardwood panel

Size: 22.5"W x 26"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2016

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Bird Trail is a transitional painting for me. I started out with the idea of a bird captured it flight, but wanting it to be more about the path the bird traveled than the bird itself. I painted the bird as a static silhouette with a simple line trailing behind. This got me thinking about the wind trail left behind as a signature of the path flown, leading me to paint Ber(d)noulli, which is also on Vango.

Richard Longhi has been making art in Chicago since 1983. He studied Fine Art at the U of I, Chicago and Writing and Philosophy at the U of Mo, Columbia. He is an intrepid explorer and is particularly interested in the art of ancient cultures. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Mexico, Central America and South America, Native American Hopi and Navajo lands and First Nations lands in Canada. His early work was mostly oil paint on canvas but in 1989 he began to experiment with fresco and secco techniques. He also toyed with alternative photographic transfer techniques. His imagery is informed by Jungian Psychology of Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. He is influenced by explorations in archeology, philosophy and physics, studying Fractals, Strange Attractors, String, Chaos and Emergence theories. Early imagery continues to appear in his most current work. Richard has been in numerous one-man shows and exhibits. His work is in both private and corporate collections.

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