Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Expand...Enlighten" by Stacey Streett

Image posted with the permission of the artist. Find more of Stacey Streett's artwork and jewelry at her Etsy store Junction Streett or check out her page on Facebook.

My eye follows needle-thin rays which radiate out from the top, left corner, and from there my gaze is vigorously rocked further and further down by bands of lime green, yellow, and deep violet. The journey is sped up by three eel-like forms that seem to swim through the bands toward their outer perimeter. From there I fall into the blue cracks which reveal what seems like open space dominated by a burning eclipsed sun. The hot star shoots flames out from all directions, as thorn-like waves crash below, and red-edged clouds melt into the fire.

I am most vividly reminded of both supernovas and the fertilization of an egg by persistent sperm, and thus the thin line between destruction and creation.

What a wonderful image to view before a long night of hard, but meaningful work.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Martha! I must say that this post about one of my artworks is a pinnacle in my artistic career, having been a Art History major and falling in love with and writing about other artist's art so much that it was an intimate experience. Your beautiful, observant, thoughtful words about this woodcut couldn't be more exact! Much love and blessings to you, Martha! <3. Stacey Streett