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Logic of Ecstasy

 

Ann Davis, in her inspirational book on Canadian mystical painting entitled "Logic of Ecstasy", quotes Lawren Harris as saying, "Art is the beginning of vision, there is logic of ecstasy". This quote by Harris, in the form of a Zen koan, motivated me to explore the numinous attributes of space in search of my own personal logic of ecstasy. The imagery in the subsequent 26 small-scale works evolved through an introspective approach to the painting process. The plasticity and fluidity of the oil paint holds great potential for editing, and allows the imagery to develop over time. I worked on all 26 over a period of many months nudging each one slowly forward. This process gives room for the imagery to evolve of itself and allows for contemplation to become visible and take on tangible form.
 

Logic of Ecstasy #1 - 2014 Logic of Ecstasy #1 - 2014
water based oils on frosted mylar, 19 cm 27 cm
Logic of Ecstasy #2 - 2014 Logic of Ecstasy #2 - 2014
water based oils on frosted mylar, 19 cm 27 cm
Logic of Ecstasy #3 - 2014 Logic of Ecstasy #3 - 2014
water based oils on frosted mylar, 27 cm 19 cm
Logic of Ecstasy #5 - 2014 Logic of Ecstasy #5 - 2014
water based oils on frosted mylar, 19 cm 56 cm
Logic of Ecstasy #7 - 2014 Logic of Ecstasy #7 - 2014
water based oils on frosted mylar, 19 cm 27 cm
Logic of Ecstasy #8 - 2014 Logic of Ecstasy #8 - 2014
water based oils on frosted mylar, 19 cm 56 cm
Logic of Ecstasy #10 - 2014 Logic of Ecstasy #10 - 2014
water based oils on frosted mylar, 19 cm 27 cm
Logic of Ecstasy #18 - 2014 Logic of Ecstasy #18 - 2014
water based oils on frosted mylar, 19 cm 56 cm
Logic of Ecstasy #20 - 2014 Logic of Ecstasy #20 - 2014
water based oils on frosted mylar, 19 cm 27 cm
Logic of Ecstasy #21 - 2014 Logic of Ecstasy #21 - 2014
water based oils on frosted mylar, 19 cm 56 cm
Logic of Ecstasy #25 - 2014 Logic of Ecstasy #25 - 2014
water based oils on frosted mylar, 19 cm 27 cm
Logic of Ecstasy #26 - 2014 Logic of Ecstasy #26 - 2014
water based oils on frosted mylar, 27 cm 19 cm

 

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