Abstract Relief 3

I took Abstract Relief 1 and Abstract Relief 2‘s technique to a higher level here. Literally.

This composition is one of many ‘brain flashes’ — colorful visions that rush past my mind’s eye before I doze off to sleep. They ride in on a wave, one at a time, furiously, lasting a split second each. And like water, I can’t hold onto them. But, occasionally one will imprint itself and demand to be realized, like this one.

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Abstract Relief 3
(10″ x 10″ acrylic and rice paper on birch panel)

The photos below show its surface relief. The reflective finish is spray varnish to seal the surface and provide UV protection.

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Abstract Relief_surface
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.


3 responses to “Abstract Relief 3

  1. All: I’m having trouble with this entry… it’s not sending to all subscribers. If you received more than one email notification for this, I apologize. I re-posted it to see if that would help. Let me know if you’re receiving…


  2. This exquisite relief invites me into a world of whimsical possibilities. Sometimes I see it as ghostly dancers rising from a fiery cauldron. It invites dreams, imagination and because it is more implicit than explicit it becomes an object of artful contemplation. It would sit on you like poetry. Something to be felt over and over, a surreal object that not only catches your eye but engages you in, perhaps. even a surreal conversation.


    • Such a lovely comment. Abstract work is meant to elicit different impressions with each new viewing, isn’t it? To engage the viewer anew. Thank you for articulating this so beautifully.


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