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ON CONSIGNMENT
        

"Firelight"

 

"Firelight" (detail)

 

"Firelight" (detail)

 

"Firelight" (detail)

 

"Firelight" (detail)

 

"Firelight" (detail)

 

"Firelight" (detail)

 

"Firelight" (detail)

 

"Firelight" (detail)

 

"Firelight" (detail)


""Firelight" (detail)


"Firelight" (detail)

 

"Firelight" (detail)

. Size: approx.16 x 29 inches
Medium: watercolour and graphite on 300lbs Fabriano paper
Price: $5,000.00 CAD

Additional Information:  I did this painting in 1987 and it was one of my first
paintings that strongly incorporated graphite. It was inspired by my experiences during
Native American Church ceremonies in Manitoba and North Dakota. It is an unusual to
have the opportunity to purchase work from this time period in my career. If you are
interested in acquiring this piece, please contact me and I will facilitate the
details of the transaction between you and the owner of this artwork.
Contact info: alannamarohnic@gmail.com

"Torso and Head"

"Torso and Head"

 

"Torso and Head" (detail)

 

"Torso and Head" (detail)

 

"Torso and Head" (detail)

 

"Torso and Head" (detail)

 

"Torso and Head" (detail)

 

"Torso and Head" (detail)

 

"Torso and Head" (detail)

 

"Torso and Head" (detail)

 

"Torso and Head" (detail)

 

"Torso and Head" (detail)

 

"Torso and Head" (detail)


"Torso and Head"  Watercolour and graphite on 300lbs Fabriano paper
Size: approx. 29 x 22 inches Price: $6,000.00 CAD

Additional Information:  I did this painting in 1987 and it is among my earliest work that
strongly incorporates graphite. It is unusual to have the opportunity to purchase work
from this period in my career. If you are interested in acquiring this piece, please
contact me and I will facilitate the details of the transaction between you and
the owner of this artwork.Contact info: alannamarohnic@gmail.com

There are many wonderful ways to experience and interact with a piece of artwork and
when Sheri Etherington saw photos of Torso and Head she wrote to me with her own
interesting questions and observations.  By reading them, you will have an inside view
of her questioning process, which is her way of delving into the possible meaning
of the painting.

"I am sitting here gazing upon "Torso and Head". What a strange picture - my first
reaction was a bit of shock - the torso seems somewhat aggressively sexual. The
head and the torso seem like classical sculptures, but have much more life to them.
The heart is interesting - pure white with red "roses"- roses speak of love, but red
speaks of blood. White speaks of purity. Why are the man and the heart nestled in
nature, but placed underneath the torso of the woman? Is he dreaming of her?  Is
this how he sees her? It reminds me of Chagall who often has his wife floating in
the sky above. Why does the man have a crown of leaves and flowers - he looks
a bit medieval - with a garland to celebrate May Day or to honour him in someway.
He could be the flower of a plant growing in the earth! as could the heart. The heart
is really created by the grasses and red "roses" - they define the heart, give it form.
 
The man looks a bit sad and looking inward, not up to the woman, nor does he seem
very aware of the heart next to him, or maybe he's just used to it being there.  Whose
heart is it? Why is the torso so large compared to the man and the landscape?  Is she
just by her nature more powerful? Is she trying to get him to notice her? It really does
seem that the man doesn't really get what is happening around him and within her. His
gaze is within himself, I wonder what he is thinking about?   He seems sad. There seems
to be a triangle created by the man, the sexual/feminine centre of the torso and the heart.
And in the centre of the triangle - nothing - pure white space - nothing or everything?
The background of nature in the corner speaks of the beauty and fecundity of nature.

Why are the grasses yellow? - maybe it is the fall. The man and the heart are very
rooted in nature/the earth, but the torso of the woman is powerfully expressing her
being free from all constraints of the earth. Like in The Swimmer, her nature is
beautifully mirrored in the nature around her.
 
Upon first glance, I was not sure I liked this picture, but it is working its magic
on me.  It is a complex picture."     
Sheri Etherington

 
The above was written when Sheri saw photographs of the painting. 
She wrote to me again with her second wave of impressions when
she saw the actual painting itself.

 
My first impression upon seeing the actual painting was of how romantic it is.
The one line I would change in what I had written previously was about the grasses
being yellow - were they indicating it is autumn? That line does not apply at all as the
grasses are actually such a delicate spring green. Now that I see the piece, I am
especially struck with the quality of tenderness in it - I think because of the delicate
romantic colours. The torso does not seem as in your face, the head and heart seem
to balance it more. It's a very feminine painting, and makes me think of a woman who
has opened up to the blossoming of her sexuality. Maybe the heart beside the man
is saying that she has given her heart to him. This piece is definitely
growing on me!!!"      Sheri Etherington.

 

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5 Paintings - 6 Art Cards - 7 Paintings - 8 Litho/Mono Prints
 
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