OBVERSE PAINTINGS

by Fred Chuang




INCANT
24" x 36"
(sold)


Actually, I decided to create a "red" painting on the morning that I started this piece.  Using a paper machier packing construct, I "printed" the red figures in the foreground, following up with the orange flame/smear.  Then I began the background...ending with the bright blue halo. 
When I finished, I recognized the initial red figures resembled vague calligraphy, at once ancient, alien, and "modern"--like computer binary.  There was a clear rhythm as well as the sense of "meaning."  With these elements "floating," red-on-red, the calligraphy became a chant--with a high-energy spiritual orb resulting...ergo, the title.