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    Quickening is comprised solely of Acrylic "Skins". Skins are created by pouring an acrylic medium into a mold - any plastic lid will do, then dripping liquid paint colors into it and swirling them around to create a design. The next step is to let the mold dry and set completely, after which you can peel the now-created "skin" out and cut it to whatever shape you wish. Simple water bottle caps were used to create the round circles in the piece! Over 50 molds were created to form this one painting.

    Each paint skin was painstakingly hand cut (some are quite thin and fragile) and each was then glued onto a painted wooden canvas using acrylic gel. This piece of artwork took over 6 months to create.

    The artwork is titled Quickening (which is described as the first moment when a pregnant woman feels life stirring within). The lower part of the painting represents movement and the idea of something building up, while the middle area contains an egg teetering on the brink of dropping and a mushroom-like shape representing fertility. This leads to the top of the piece where all is realized in a spectacular sunburst. No part of this artwork was deliberately formed - it simply came into being, much as life itself does.

    As an abstract artist, it is rare that I have an idea in mind of what I wish to create. I'm guided by my subconscious and am always surprised to see what has come forward in the finished work. A deep understanding of color, shape and composition are instrumental in the formation of each of my paintings.


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    Name of Artist: Glenna Tissenbaum
    Width (inches): 18
    Height (inches): 18
    Media Acrylic
    Country Canada
    Painting Genre: Nonrepresentational / Abstract


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    This is a beautiful portrait. For this viewer that lovely face reflects innocence and purity, although that is perhaps not what the artist intended. Great skill is demonstrated with all the elements of this piece - particularly the textures of the hair and the cap. Overall it is an outstanding image.

    Well, one must read the description with this painting. The artist projects such an enthusiastic spirit and I am immediately caught up! This painting surely conveys the fantastical, a place inspired by dreams of other realms -- yet within this world, shrouded in the lore of history and days gone by.

    I wish there was more socially motivated art such as this one about beach erosion; the concept is well symbolized with falling angles and elements. There is color (life) above but a cold bareness below.

    Very colorful meeting of shapes conveys a happy feeling. Looks like a gathering of boats -- as if they are all talking.

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