Invisible Cities…

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“With cities, it is as with dreams:

everything imaginable can be dreamed,

but even the most unexpected dream is a rebus that conceals a desire or, its reverse, a fear.

Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears,

even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd,

their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.”

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‘Με τις πόλεις συμβαίνει ό,τι και με τα όνειρα :

Μπορούμε να ονειρευτούμε οτιδήποτε γεννάει η φαντασία,

αλλά ακόμα και το πιο απροσδιόριστο όνειρο είναι ένας οιωνός που κρύβει έναν πόθο ή το αντίθετό του, έναν φόβο.

Οι πόλεις, όπως και τα όνειρα, είναι καμωμένες από πόθους και φόβους,

ακόμα κι αν το νήμα της συνδιαλλαγής τους είναι μυστικό, οι κανόνες τους παράλογοι,

οι προοπτικές τους απατηλές και το καθετί σ’ αυτές κρύβει κάτι άλλο…’

[Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities]

[photos: Architales on Pinterest]

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Paul Bond, Painter

From 1 Artist 2 Another

“…the best way I can know how to channel those deep emotions life inspires in me is by adding to it through a world of my own creation.”


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Welcome to a surreal world of magic realism! Award-winning artist Paul Bond was born in 1964 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and currently lives and works in Southern California.

Paul Bond’s art lives in the spaces between dreaming and reality. Drawing from the Latin American genre of Magic Realism, his paintings merge symbolic, surreal and fantastic elements with realistic atmospheres to unveil a world where everything is possible. At times, they simply express a whimsical aspect of life. Yet most works also carry deeper metaphysical and philosophical messages. And so his art often strives to bring to life the world of our dreams and subconscious thoughts, fears and hopes so as to inspire self reflection in the viewer.

Altering and juxtaposing…

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I Have O.C.D…

Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings

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Mixed Media

2015

Everyone who knows me is well aware of how quickly I process. I think fast. I drive fast. And I paint even faster. When I work with acrylics, my work goes in a furious fashion. It’s all over in a matter of minutes usually. There are the huge beasts that require many hours, but the majority of my work is a race to the finish line. It’s just how I roll.

People have the mistaken idea that digital work is easy. It’s true that running something through a filter does not take much effort. But this little cutie took me over 5 hours to create. It is collage work and bit by tiny bit I form the image using one of my original paintings. Cutting and pasting….cutting and pasting….trimming….adding….tweaking…..It’s maddening in a way. Kind of like O.C.D. (which I have been clinically diagnosed with)…

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Basking In The G.L.O.R.Y…

Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings

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I created this sunflower art many years ago using my signature “Labor of Love” style. When I listed it for sale, it sold immediately…..within minutes!  It’s always been a favorite piece of art of mine.  I am featuring it for the next few days and you can get an AMAZING deal on gallery wrapped canvas right here:

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T.R.A.V.E.L. In My Studio

Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings

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Time Travel….

It is said that reading takes you to far away places in your mind and let’s you experience a place without moving from your chair.  I feel the same way about painting and creating.  I can choose to go to Paris, France for instance.  I can immerse myself in colors and shapes from any time and place.  Looking at this view of the Eiffel Tower “takes me there” in a way.  It is such a magnificent structure that I feel I have enhanced in my art.  This piece is a composite painting using a vintage post card and layers of other imagery.  My choice of nebula brings to mind a timelessness and connectivity of all.  I can see this place…and if I close my eyes, I can feel it too….

To learn more about this piece, click here:

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-eiffel-tower-paris-france-art-by-sharon-cummings-sharon-cummings.html

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