7.3.11

via diablo



Via Diablo

34"x 28"
acrylic/fluted sbs

9 comments:

Pete Hoge said...

primal shamans?

Iryna Harpy said...

Another enthralling, evocative piece, JB. Religious symbols - church, demons, etc. - insinuate themselves on a clean landscape of mind... It's as if they exist despite any denial of their existence... Even the primitive representation of 'dog' is a shadow etched in an otherwise simple concept of existence. We attribute so much meaning. For me, you deconstruct the ridiculous horrors of human signification. These are gentle reminders of Plato's shadows: we imagine them played out with the fire behind us yet their reality is embedded in the primal rather than the pragmatic world/existence we inhabit.

I probably have it completely wrong (that is, your intention as opposed to the delicious effect it has on me).

You remind me that I am a complex social structure which I believe to be the social mind... yet am 'child' in my belief systems.

Truly beautiful. How can any of us believe, even for one moment, in 'solipsism'? We are social tribe. Somehow, you manage to convey this with a gentleness... and remind us that we, as humans, share our humanity!

CHM said...

ohhhhhhhhhh this gives me wings to the mind and perplexity to the brain
So splendidly.......................................................................... i'm entangled with my 3rd eye

Ruela said...

love it! love it! love it!

jbkrost said...

Pete....
Yes, primal somthing, thanks



Iryna...
Wow, I feel like I owe you dinner or somthing.... you have a unique insight, and bring thing to the surface that I'm not sure that were really there... I'm so glad it has the intended delicious effect!! I was somwhat reluctant to post this, your comments has made me glad that I did!
thanks your a doll!



CHM.....
I'm glad the third eye can see it, as well as the other two, really apperciate your words


Ruela.....
Your a rock star!! thanks

Iryna Harpy said...

You owe me nothing, JB. That's the most and the least I ever expect!

Still supping on the image. You have an amazing flair for creating engaging works. You seem to have found the perfect combination of colours and forms for evoking that amalgam of primitive and deeply complex.

So, thank YOU for sharing!

jbkrost said...

Iryna...
Once again.. Much thanks!!

A.Decker said...

You evoke a LOT with a few seemingly simple shapes, lines, colors. The longer I look the less simple things become and the more I'm drawn into some post-apocalyptic/mythological nightmare scenario.
Like I'm a little kid being told a scary warning story by the tribal shaman, sitting by the campfire in the dreamy dark...

I think you're in touch with something, JB. Keep 'em comin' please!

jbkrost said...

AD....
thanks, almost missed your comment..
Yes D-6 is the campfire and these artist are the story tellers...
We are all waiting for the next tale to be spun

thanks, I'll try to keep them coming

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