Wednesday, April 6, 2016

"Gentle Assault" by Hannah Phelps

Image posted with the permission of the artist. Learn more about Hannah Phelps and her work at her website

At first it seems so serene an image. Pretty pastels, whimsically arranged. My gaze is initially drawn up toward the peaceful green, then down to the equally calm blue. The rocks that emerge from the waters then call my attention, back and forth, back and forth, like two seals playing catch. But what is in between them, I cannot resolve. I stare at the chaotic shards, so wondrous and unpredictable in their movements and reflection of light, and eventually feel a tug of anxiety.

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