continuing gaze 37, re-named minoan 1 / by Philip Tarlow

noon: i returned this morning to gaze 37, which has been re-named to minoan 1. whereas the gaze series portrayed large heads filling the canvas space, this new series will be focused on minoan art.

the surface of the painting, as with my gaze series is what one might call distressed. it consists of many layers of collage and painting, allowing snippets of newspaper articles, maps and other stray bits of paper to peek through, along with brush marks from earlier iterations. the viewer is presented with an ever morphing image , anchored by a dominant theme, in this case emerging from the ancient minoan world, where art and daily life melded in one stunningly beautiful, sensual reality.