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“Absolute: Thread” Strings Soft Notes On Antique German Violin

“Absolute: Thread” Strings Soft Notes On Antique German Violin

by Daric Gill

There are times where the whisper is more powerful than the roar. “Absolute: Thread” is that voice– simple, soft, and strong.

“Absolute: Thread”: Oil paint on reclaimed violin and case. 24” x 8 1/8” x 3 3/4”.

By its very nature, this antique German violin seduces the viewer with little additional help needed. Its warm hue and alluring curves beg for your attention. Starting off with such a powerful object is a heavy weight that requires finesse to balance. If not handled delicately this weight could amplify the tone of the work with phrases that ripple the wrong voice. Read on to find out why I chose the phrasing that I did.

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