Friday, November 12, 2010

White 6

Number 6 of 8. Oil and cold wax on museum panel, 6" x 6".


Note the teeth holes in that cardboard.


In Jaipur, India.

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Nancy B. Hartley said...

Jala, love the white on white artwork, along side the almost white on white feline population! The whole of it is very stunning! On another subject, I think Rumi may have a future in computers. He appears to have a natural ability!

jane minter said...

hi jala ...white series is fascinating ...wondering whether will you introduce colours in the layers below ....gadjo is goregous !

Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Jala - I really, really like your white abstracts but somehow I feel as if I want you to explain them (and you shouldn't' have to, and I shouldn't want to ask). So I'm not sure what is going on with them and me. Maybe to see them in real life would be a new experience and then desire for 'explaining' would fade away.

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Nancy, thank you, and I think you're right, Rumi is very good with computers.

Hi Jane, thanks. The colors are actually in the lower layers. The top few layers are varying shades of white, and the scratching in the white shows a little of the bottom colors (i.e., the scratches themselves look brown or reddish-brown or gray or bluish). These small white paintings will go together either in one big configuration, or in smaller configurations (but not alone).

Hi Sheila - Thank you. I like your comment, it made me do some thinking on the nature of abstract art, always a good thing. See my response to Jane above, it may help with what you're wondering. I think when they're shown in their final configuration(s), together, it will help in understanding what it's "about." It's definitely about minimalism, though, and about "lightness" (of value and of weight "feel"), that's for sure.