Thursday, March 26, 2009

Who's Looking?

A few weeks ago I was part of a "Madness Workshop" with Carol Bass. The "madness" refers to a line from Zorba the Greek: "With a little madness you can cut the ropes and be free." 

This is one of the six paintings that I did in those two playful and colorful sessions. (The image in my first day of spring post, "Raucous Spring," is another.) Although I didn't intend it when I started to paint, I think it shows the influence of my having looked at a book of amazing photos of rain forests and their inhabitants--trees, flowers, birds, reptiles, mammals, and more. 

Until recently I thought the eye was a reptilian eye, but now I'm not so sure. So now I'm wondering, who's looking? 

Besides me, that is. And now you.


Sarah said...

I thought that raucous spring one was a new path of color and energy - this confirms it! Love them both! (and photos are coming...crazy week) love, Sarah

Julia said...

Wow - I love the colors of this painting. It leapt out at me. I felt my own longing to paint in bright colors.
Julia xoxo