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First painting this year

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© 2016 Carlos Aleman
© 2016 Carlos Aleman

‘Still Another Day’
(Acrylic on Canvas)

My first painting of the year is of infinite petals, a flower expressing what words cannot.
Thoughts of Japanese Shironuri fashion and Georgia O’Keeffe combine strangely for me in my mind.
There is also the feeling of ‘mono no aware’ I have for real flowers.  They represent all things that are born, reach perfection, but eventually die.  In this life cycle, each stage has its own beauty.  This bloom, however is not real.  It is both eternal and timeless.  More and more, I want to represent what is not real – the haunting apparition of the imagination.