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Heimat

11.00"W x 14.00"H x 0.0"D

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Matt O'Neill

Elmira Heights, NY

Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: abstraction, geographic, suprematism, germany, lineart, abstract, calligraphy, map, tri-color, line, design, constructivism

Media: pigment, markers, liner on paper

Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 1998

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"Heimat" is a work within what I call 'geographic abstraction,' an homage and an articulation of mother's nature's supremacy in creativity. In this case I am bringing it to a macro level by representing (non-representationally) the area currently occupied by the German construct.

The work is in markers on watercolour paper, and is carefully framed, including the use of UV-filtering glass in order to prevent fading--avoiding direct light is recommended.

The colours hearken to, but are independent of any association with Germany, though border countries are spelled in the German--to emphasize the focus. The signature is under the word "Heimat" written in a version of "sutterlin." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sütterlin

The grind and excitement of near-constant movement has given me a stormy and tense relationship to space, and to movement within that space. From walled-off Berlin, foggy Vienna, quaint Alpine villages, and myriad boxy American cities--each environment adding something subtle to my creations. I often pose the philosophical question--why would a thing need to represent another thing, if its own beauty in form should be recognized? I crave tension--seeking truth through examination of angles, trial--error, and the narrative that develops visually through the "indelibility" of contact between pen and paper.

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