Sea and mirrors by Ross Bleckner
Everyone hates Mondays so let’s learn about an artist to help ease the pain of Mondays.
Ross Bleckner is an American artist born in 1949 famous for his abstract images, luminous birds, flowers, and molecular subjects. His paintings delve into the darkness of life and the lightness of being. Mr. Bleckner explains that he uses his paintings to express "...his consistent themes: the transience of beauty, the fragility of life and the loss of love."
"Whether it’s anatomical, medical, illustrational, metaphoric,” he said, “I’m trying to figure out some plausible way that things work or don’t work, to look for some meaning through the language that I’ve chosen to speak.”
So much of my work is about building up and taking apart,” he explained, “about how the shapes form and uniform, how they dissolve and reassemble.”
I remember the first time I fell in love with Ross Bleckner's work, I was sitting on the floor in the art section of the state library. I found his book while I was looking for new artist to discover. I stumbled upon his book and fell in love with his painting GALAXY WITH BIRDS .I could not put the book down and I marveled in awe at the ethereal quality of his abstract images.
Ross Bleckner, Color Field
GALAXY WITH BIRDS, 1993, OIL ON LINEN, 84" X 60"