Say Something 9

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say something, watercolours

When words are aloof.

Say Something 9, watercolour, 35,5 x 51 cm, Laura Barbuto, 2019.
Say Something 9, detail, Laura Barbuto, 2019.
Say Something 9, detail, Laura Barbuto, 2019.
Say Something 9, detail, Laura Barbuto, 2019.
Say Something 9, detail, Laura Barbuto, 2019.
Say Something 9, detail, Laura Barbuto, 2019.
Say Something 9, detail, Laura Barbuto, 2019.
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11 thoughts on “Say Something 9”

  1. This is fantastic. Is it silly of me to say that it makes me think of Sesame Street and Alien at the same time? It is somehow whimsical and organically alien or “alien-ly organic” at the same time. And there is also the feel of circuitry–

    I am, as always with your work, intrigued and beguiled.

      • Who knows what aliens dwell within all of us. Terrence McKenna thought that some of the “aliens” that he came into contact with during some of his psychotropic experiences were in fact aspects of “the self”–his own or our collective self (or selves?)–can’t quite recall….it’s been quite awhile since I’ve read any McKenna–but suffice to say, I feel that you are in touch with many of these deeper things in your work. Thank you for sharing this most visceral art with us here (my wife is a [water-color] painter, so I get [and appreciate] the physical aspects that are totally lost in the digital realm).

      • Very interesting. I never have a plan. I do have an idea as centre of every series but when I start a painting I never know what the result will be and the medium always has a fundamental effect on that result. It’s a mystery why these shapes come to me when I work with watercolours but they never appear when I work with oil paints. Thanks so much for your kind words.

      • I feel the same way about poetry….when the words are with me….it is always best when one has not idea precisely where one is going…

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