By Lenore McDonald
While looking for a picture to visualize my blog theme, I came across
this abstract, and I like it enough to post it, alongside the dictionary
definition which I’ve wanted to leave here for some time, but until now
not really found an appropriate thread (pun intended)
/ʌnˈrævəl/ Pronunciation [uhn-rav-uhl]
verb, -eled, -el⋅ing or (especially British) -elled, -el⋅ling.
–verb (used with object)
1. to separate or disentangle the threads of (a woven or knitted
fabric, a rope, etc.).
2. to free from complication or difficulty; make plain or clear;
solve: to unravel a situation;to unravel a mystery.
3. Informal. to take apart; undo; destroy (a plan, agreement,
or arrangement). –verb (used without object)
4. to become unraveled.
Many artists travel far from their studios to capture their experiences with nature in painting. Lenore McDonald perfers a different approach. She depicts the nature that exists in urban settings, the grass and trees, sky and water, visible between buildings and through windows…..
Abstract expressionists and color-field painters of the 1950s and 1960s made a huge impact on the style of art she creates. They concentrated on brush movement and the placement of color, as opposed to rendering subjects as realistically as possible, to create meaning. McDonald was drawn to these movements because even though their works are abstract, she could find landscapes within them.
|By Katie Vaughn
April 2, 2004