ambiguity and breaking from convention don’t shake essence
Big Valley 1 – Digital Painting / Art Prints – Dan Beck 2005
I featured this piece once before but didn’t really write about it. I don’t really remember creating this digital painting, but looking at it today – I can flash to where I must have been viewing – looking west out over the Salinas Valley with the Gabilan mountains behind.
There is an ambiguity in this piece in regards to how the hills are sitting – how the fields intersect – it captures without being particularly literal.
I love this aspect of art – not just in my own – when something looks very different from convention, yet is unmistakable nevertheless.
The essence of a thing is not always what we assume it to be.
- The Salinas Valley III
a little further south that where I was thinking of – but photo gives good idea about dimensions of the valley
- Salinas Valley with Gabilan Mountains and Fremont Peak behind
a little bit north of where I was thinking of – but also gives good idea of dimensions of the valley
- Big Valley 1
Look Again – Gallery Page – has enlargement and art print options by following “buy this piece” link