Monday, September 21, 2009

Pretty flowers around dark journeys

The repetition of the flowers in the background...patterned and shallow, the space creates overall visual unity...I like the decorative and narrative quality of Mel Kadel's work...The female character appears consistently in her work and works through and against the picture plane...

She is wading through thick black ink...her expression is of exasperation, looking for a quick end to this journey...her black and white patterned clothes and dense black lake contrast nicely to the pastel flowers...the hope and despair of our days...we are up and we are down, but we hopefully, continue to move forward.

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