"SOLEDAD" by Megan Smith, Oil on Canvas
36” X 72”
Oil on Canvas
Original Art Work
- My second piece, the internal conflicting responses to being alone. Alone in my mind. Physically alone, for this piece I locked myself away from my husband and dog, to explore the ways in which music, impacted me while alone, and the significance of our ribcages, the middle parts of our body. The “Idea” that we manifest different feelings in different parts of our body, my thoughts are, our POWER comes from the core, the ribcage, the middle, its soft and vulnerable, it expands and contracts on each breath, ever changing , rhythmically as the heart beats with each new breath. LIFE. Home to our hearts and lungs. The connectivity of self to flesh in this piece was the most expansive for me.
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.
Movement has been the main constant to my existence. When asked what was most important to me, no longer having tennis in my life, no longer an opportunity to not only move but, master a set of impressive movement skills (in tennis ocular excellence is just as important as how hard you condition the body and mind to perform).