Artist's Description

I initially created this as a tiny little 15 x 15 cm canvas one afternoon. It kept stalking me from then on every time I walked past it. I decided it needed to be done as a big proper piece, and while they're very similar, they're not identical, consider them the fraternal twins of mandarin paintings.
As I was painting this piece, I just couldn't come up with the name, but this piece kept stalking me! One night when the piece was almost complete, I realised what it stood for, what it was: Joy! This little piece symbolises joy to me. I realised too that's why the name was so elusive in coming forth. I have had plenty of happiness in life, but that gift of Joy is still elusive. I find that happiness is great, but it's based on external happenings. Either an event, or a person, something that happens and it makes you happy. Consequently happiness is described as fleeting, and I believe it's because the external thing that causes the happiness is fleeting. By it's very externally reliant


Keywords: fruit, quirky, modern, modern still life, sarah walker, surreal, something different, statement art, bold, vibrant, colourful, colourful art, realistic, maximalist, statement pieces

joyful: the piece that had no name painting sarah walker

Joyful: The Piece That Had No Name

 
Original acrylic painting by Sarah Walker
Materials
Acrylic and modelling compound on wide, stretched Canvas.
Size
W:30.5cm x H:30.5cm x D:3.5cm
Acrylic painting on wide stretched canvas, textured surface with modelling compound, signed on front by artist SJW
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    • Artist's Description

      I initially created this as a tiny little 15 x 15 cm canvas one afternoon. It kept stalking me from then on every time I walked past it. I decided it needed to be done as a big proper piece, and while they're very similar, they're not identical, consider them the fraternal twins of mandarin paintings.
      As I was painting this piece, I just couldn't come up with the name, but this piece kept stalking me! One night when the piece was almost complete, I realised what it stood for, what it was: Joy! This little piece symbolises joy to me. I realised too that's why the name was so elusive in coming forth. I have had plenty of happiness in life, but that gift of Joy is still elusive. I find that happiness is great, but it's based on external happenings. Either an event, or a person, something that happens and it makes you happy. Consequently happiness is described as fleeting, and I believe it's because the external thing that causes the happiness is fleeting. By it's very externally reliant


      Keywords: fruit, quirky, modern, modern still life, sarah walker, surreal, something different, statement art, bold, vibrant, colourful, colourful art, realistic, maximalist, statement pieces

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