Friday, March 25, 2011

"Green Heron" by Marissa Buschow

Image reposted with the permission of the artist. More of Marissa Buschow's work and information can be found at her website here.

At first glance, this print is like looking out a window on a cheery, spring day. But then I notice the size of the heron, and I wonder, is it a tiny window or a giant bird? I look closer: such balanced structure should seem solid, but the speckled surface feels as transient as the seasons. I look longer, and all the mundane subjects of the background - a fence, lake, lily pads, flowers and bushes - become increasingly stylized and decorative. In short, this picture reads like a lovely dream.

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