Saturday, 23 July 2011

No words; just tell me what you feel when you look at this...

Work in progress: acrylic and collage

23 comments:

rivergardenstudio said...

To me this is like being lost in a bad dream... but a mountain pool becomes a refuge and you are safe there.
I hope you are feeling better and enjoying your garden! roxanne

Debrina said...

Ooooo I like that! I want to hear your comments because they will guide the painting. My intention is to let the canvas talk...through you all.

Seth said...

There is a sense that I have entered a surreal, other-world. A place that one might get lost in.

Samantha Marshall said...

Definitely feels surreal-almost a dream and maybe like falling through the life/death tunnel. I love the colours, shapes and the feeling of movement.

Debrina said...

Sam and Seth, you're spot on. Though I didn't know it at the time, I painted it on the saddest time this year to date: with two tragedies in one day: Norway shootings and bombing and Amy Winehouse's death. I'm a big fan of hers and I hav spiritual ties with the former.

ArtPropelled said...

If you are going to swim in the river.... don't go near the whirlpool.
Feeling very sad about these tragedies.

MrCachet said...

Island pool, pirates - buried treasure.

Jo Murray said...

It seems like some scary stuff is invading what should be a calm and pleasant place. That contradiction is adding tension to the work.

Debrina said...

I love all your comments. this is what blogging is all about, aye? Pirates and death, serenity and calm and peace. All elements that are going to take this painting into completition. Yes, tragic events these last couple of days and very little solace or relief for the families concerned but maybe some hope that despite the overwhelming horror there is hope and peace to come.

TJ said...

The tragedies have really been heavy on my heart too.

When I saw this artwork, the vertical lines immediately made me feel some kind of imprisonment or captivity.

I look forward to seeing the completion! Best wishes from germany, tj

carole brungar said...

Mmmm, the sea and it's treasures!

Hey hope you are feeling much better now!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Yours? Wow!

Jimio said...

I feel it represents death frozen in time, or else it is death being encapsulated forever so we all can be immortal. You knowm escape death because it cant get to us in it's frozen prison. :-]

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am responding to a creation explosion...very kinetic and inspiring. I am anxious to learn and see where this is going. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

kijjet said...

My interpretation could be impacted by the fact that hubby and I are watching all the episodes of Lost (for the first time) this summer and one of the main characters is a spinal surgeon. But... this feels like a dream you'd have while you were having a spinal surgery. Floating down into the watery abyss of anesthesia.

Anonymous said...

its tragic and dark
but has a sense of moving on.
burying your demons (skeletons) in the depths of the ocean, then you can see the light.

Flower said...

I fell like I'm in the deepest of deep ocean..........Hey............p.s:.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY! XOOOOOXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOO

JafaBrit's Art said...

cycle of life, germinating, growth, death, swirling around us ins some symbiotic fluid or sky.

Hope you have a SUPER birthday :)

Jill Zaheer said...

Hi!!
It feels as if I am underwater- in the middle of a deep sea fantasy world- with sea creatures of all kinds! Fun to see the different interpretaions. That's what's so unique and amazing about art!!

La Dolce Vita said...

death and rebirth....


well done...

Sharmon Davidson said...

I may be too analytical, but it makes me think of evolution... the first sea creatures, and humans as relics or fossils... the passage of long eons of time. Also the little shapes remind me a bit of Miro's work. I like it!

Debrina said...

Ive just loved reading everyone's interpretations! The painting has changed vastly since I posted it here, but its trajectory is still similar. I will post an update shortly.

Deborah said...

It does look surreal.