Art of the Week: The Glory of Aaron

Vivian Bergenthal
Connecticut Branch
The Glory of Aaron
Mixed-Media

Enamored of the landscape as subject matter, my reactions can be likened to a dance. The formula for each dance lies in the following symbiosis:  the give and take of rhythms, the sense of contrasts in color, shape and texture, and the compositions seen through the naked eye in combination with that of a camera lens. The ability to work successfully with mixed media has enabled me to achieve a kind of immediacy in my work. That I have been able to translate my initial responses to whatever images inspired me, to my handling of a variety of appropriate techniques has brought me great satisfaction.

 

Oftentimes, I find the world with all its uncertainties encroaching insistently upon the peaceful aura of a special moment in time that I am enjoying. Responding with my innermost being, an overwhelming desire to avenge injustice takes precedence over the concept of “beauty for beauty’s sake.”

 

Being involved in the arts is a blessing, for within the very process of creating art, transformation on various levels for both the artist and onlooker must occur. To be an open conduit for inspiration has always been my primary goal. The words of Ralph Waldo Emerson continue to resonate within me: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared with what lies within us.”

 

Comments

  1. Truly beautiful. Love it.

  2. I enjoyed seeing “The Glory Of Aaron” and especially enjoyed reading the words that describe your process of expressing yourself through art. Emerson’s quote also resonates with me and my work.
    Thank you for making my day that much brighter.
    Ronni Miller
    Sarasota, FL Branch

  3. Barb Whitmarsh says:

    WHAT A GORGEOUS JOB. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU CAN REACH OUT AND PET THE ANIMAL. THE ROCKS ARE DONE
    SO WELL – I MEAN THIS IS TRULY A MASTERPIECE.

  4. Carol Nipomnich Dixon says:

    Wonderful art work and statement about it!

  5. Sara Etgen-Baker says:

    That’s why I write and create–“beauty for beauty’s sake.” And you’ve done a fantastic job of capturing textures, colors, etc., in your painting and suspended a moment in time…those tranquil times that we creative beings seem to need.

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