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Close up detail of "Absolute: Rest", oil painting on reclaimed wood.

VIDEO: Making “Absolute: Rest” Painting & A Short Story

Looking Inward With Absolute: Rest

by Daric Gill

Full image of oil painting, "Absolute: Rest", Oil on reclaimed 1927 Honduran mahogany from a baby grand piano.
“Absolute: Rest”, Oil on reclaimed 1927 Honduran mahogany from a baby grand piano. 10 3/4″ x 8 5/8″. 1.1.17.

It is good to look inward with an absolute silence, to find solace during those cacophonous times. For Absolute: Rest, I took a major departure from my normal idea gathering process and instead developed the painting along side a short story I wrote.

Absolute: Rest is an oil painting on reclaimed Honduran Mahogany. A black handmade envelope is painted above a translucent geometric ‘X’. On top of the envelope is a leaf from the ZZ plant. Its green flesh is held down by a smooth stone. Each of these elements are symbols taken from the short story, Bricks to Stones.

“So afraid of a falling shelter, Man spent all his energy grinding bricks into stones and bones to dirt. These are materials more suited for a garden than a shelter.”

 

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"Absolute: Insulation" (detail), Oil paint on reclaimed cherry wood. 12 3/4” x 15 5/8”. 12.13.16.

VIDEO: The Making Of “Absolute: Insulation” Oil Painting On Cherry

Newest Painting “Absolute: Insulation”

By Daric Gill

Introducing my latest painting, Absolute: Insulation, an oil painting on reclaimed cherry wood.

A leafless branch is vignetted in the center of the undulating patterns of the wood below. The top half of the branch, sheathed in a coating of white, reaches outward and upward. The base of the branch fades into the background wood. Look close enough and you can see dried remnants of moss on the twig. A deep red-brown color envelopes around the center; its rich color coursing through the wavy cherry wood grain.  Read more below…

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“Absolute: Position”, (detail). Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.

VIDEO: The Making Of “Absolute: Position” Painting On Mahogany

Newest Painting “Absolute: Position” Discusses Situations of Life & Relations

By Daric Gill

“Absolute: Position”, Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.
“Absolute: Position”, Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.

I’d like to introduce my latest painting, Absolute: Position, an oil painting on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top.

Four green leaves mirror each other, weighting the piece at the bottom. Hanging down the center of the piece is a moss encrusted branch, showing off its thorny side.  A sprig of chamomile flowers grows up from the bottom edge. The flowers also reflect in opposition the dead branch. The branch and the chamomile are almost touching tips, but not quite. Behind the natural objects are two translucent stripes. Depending on the viewer, one may view them as either dark stripes on a lighter background or lighter stripes on a darker background. Read more below…

 

 

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VIDEO: A Voyage Into My Latest Painting, “Absolute: Journey”

New! “Absolute: Journey”, A Connection To Collection

By Daric Gill

"Absolute: Journey", Oil paint on reclaimed oak. 12 1/4" x 18 1/4". 6.14.16.
“Absolute: Journey”, Oil paint on reclaimed oak. 12 1/4″ x 18 1/4″. 6.14.16.

The Absolute series of paintings have a tradition of exploring connections we have to each other through personal, yet universal narratives. We fall in love, have intimate struggles, find solace in nature, and navigate personal directions. In Absolute: Journey, I explore what it feels like when we long to capture sensory and emotional experiences in more tangible ways. This painting uses mood and symbolism to narrate the timeless tradition of placing these experiences into our memory. It is a visual description of the sensitive and very personal ways we reflect back on past moments; and how the past is held up to the torch of future’s light.

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