Saturday, November 3, 2012

94 Strata

94 "Strata" 4x6 oil on board, copyright Laura Gable
I have been wanting to do a Strata series for awhile. I love the movement of layers of things, and the tension that can be created with subtly moving lines and color. It also represents the lovely striations and patterns one sees in cross sections of agate stones. Perhaps this is why I also love the agates so much.

This one has a deep meaning, and represents a familiar familial tension that often results when we come back together yet fail to recognize each other's subtle character changes. As though our inner circle of friends and acquaintances are more apt to accept us as we are, yet family often sees us the way we've always been ... and so an adjustment period sometimes seems necessary. This shows the peace that can come after the strife is experienced. Perhaps this seems backwards to how most others' families work. What is your experience?

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