"The Golden Door" 24 in W X 13 in H - $250 USD
Fine Art Giclee Print on Watercolor Papers, Archival Quality
African American Folk Art
Art in the Key of Life
Ancient Egypt is one of those mythologically rich ideas that haunts
us today. We have carbon dated some of the pyramids, which reveals
them to be extremely old. We have examined the architecture of the
pyramids, wondering how they could have been built with such precision,
including interior passageways that seem impossible to construct.
We marvel at the sheer size of the structures, that drawf regular
size people. Some archeologists and UFO-oligists posit that the
pyramids were constructed by peoples from another galaxy, and these
buildings are proof for us, of their visitation. When I created
"The Golden Door", I was referring to some materials that I had
read about these ideas. The golden door is a gateway leading to
another civilization. The sentries, at the forefront of the art
piece, are guardians, left behind to protect the gateway. It's a
fun interpretation of Ancient Egypt sans the great pyramids, saturated
with ancient desert colors.
Journeys with Art - Mari Hall's exploration to abstract places,
foreign ideas, different tools. That is how Mari Hall describes
her beginnings with digital art.
As a self-taught painter, I did not shy away from trying different
media, oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, pen and ink, drawings,
the traditional medias. Venturing into digital art was entirely
different for me. Most of my experience with computers was with
work, not art, so my starting point was more "corporate" rather
than fine art. I did see a lot of potential after learning a few
different softwares, wanting to explore to see just what I would
develop after gaining familiarity with my new skills. I am not a
photographer. I have no affinity with photography so I did not try
to develop in that direction, although I have seen how it has great
potential. I love painting. I love the sticky gooey part of painting,
the smears, the mediums, the mess. So I did not gravitate to digital
painting, although I have seen it used with great effect. Instead,
I used the value of line and composition as my point of departure
for exploring yet another medium. I have been painting much longer
than I have been exploring with the digital medium. My mature painting
style was developed after diving into many other styles of painting.
I have yet to settle on a style with digital art, although I do
repeat certain ways of presenting an art subject. So much of digital
art depends on the software that is being used, and that sometimes
is a limitation, especially if the software is no longer available.
I do find digital liberating in that I am more comfortable exploring
other subjects, ideas I would shy away from using oil paint. I have
been working with digital art since 2000.
ElectricMoonBaby is African American Folk Art 2020, Outsider Art
in the Key of Life.
ElectricMoonBaby is Mari Hall, Artist & Writer.
ElectricMoonBaby is American, Contemporary, Constant, Flavored.
ElectricMoonBaby is Art in a Fun Key. Enjoy.