Numbers by Painting V

Here are the photos that I should have posted yesterday. All in process, nothing completed.


Two, Five and One in their present condition. 


Here’s a closer shot of Two. You can see the stippled surface where the rag breaks up the surface of the paint.


Here’s a shot showing the surface of Five. The semi-transparent white allows a little of the brown undercoat to show through. The Ultramarine blue over the brown becomes a lovely, almost black surface. Here’s the shot I posted of the earlier stage for comparison:




This is the drawing for Three. The Yin Yang really exemplifies the trinity in Pythagorean numbers, as the monad separates into the dyad, instantly creating the tension of relationship, the triad. Because the symbol is so over-used I’m going for an interpretation of three as the perfect three dimensional cross, as Guenon described it, with each direction up, down, side, side, forward and backward. It suggests that the centre of the universe is everywhere. 

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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