"FEAR DE REPUBLIQUE" by Megan Smith, Oil on Canvas
72” X 36”
Oil on Canvas
Original Art Work
- Amidst a foreign new world, emerged foreign new feelings. Has our world been so traumatized, and above all confused? Where did we fall off track? The concept of life and living being on such far opposites of the spectrum. Questions that I often found myself arriving at, perplexed and with no answers to. Only, FEAR, of what was in store, our “Leaders” those we entrust to guide us all into the futuristic world of human excellence, where exactly are they taking us? Choosing a stark black and white palette, this piece brought out the MANIC and the PEACEFUL in me, all at once, certainly the most revealing piece of this series. Maintaining non objectivity was difficult, mostly because the concept so dense and so mangling was inevitably taking place whether I wanted it to or not. The “neck”, being a focus of the movement process, the innate fragility of our necks, our throats, yet this is where our VOICES project from; and our voices are not fragile but all we have in this world of choosing sides, where can we find the VOICE of common ground, the voice of question?
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Choosing to work large scale, on unstretched canvas with ability to work on the ground and have a perimeter to move around, allows for a connectivity between mind and body, a choreography of sorts. The Process.