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Mayan Glyph

20.00"W x 20.00"H x 0.5"D

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Matt O'Neill

Elmira Heights, NY

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: mayan, dada, white, black, primitivism, abstract, archetype, motif, heiratic, glyph

Media: ink, watercolor, gouache

Size: 20"W x 20"H x 0.5"D

Year Created: 2018

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Environment is key to feeling, and I seek to create a sense of more than one environment, not only to examine what juxtaposition would look like visually, but also to create a "musical" dialogue for the eyes that avoids stagnancy and counterpoints the inherent dynamism possible in a static image.

"Mayan Glyph" is one of those freeform works which however influenced, harks back to the essential lineforms of an ancient age, when perhaps the Stonehenge/Pharaonic cultures weren't so far apart as we might imagine...but shared an aesthetic of line, form, and narrative--such that gave us eventual language, literature, and our own semiotic understandings and confusions.

This work comes framed in simple style suitable for any environment.

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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