Art Walk Under the Origami Trees

'Art Walk Under the Origami Trees' © 2016 Carlos Aleman
‘Art Walk Under the Origami Trees’ © 2016 Carlos Aleman
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Zinnia

Zinnia

Zinnia‘ © 2016 Carlos Aleman
Acrylic on Canvas

I just finished this painting today.  I went on Wikipedia to see if there was anything interesting I could mention on my blog about this flower and…

‘In January 2016, NASA announced that a zinnia which had blossomed on the International Space Station was the first flower ever grown outside the Earth’s biosphere. This claim was quickly refuted by news media.’  [Wikipedia]

What a coincidence.

 

First painting this year

© 2016 Carlos Aleman
© 2016 Carlos Aleman

‘Still Another Day’
(Acrylic on Canvas)

My first painting of the year is of infinite petals, a flower expressing what words cannot.
Thoughts of Japanese Shironuri fashion and Georgia O’Keeffe combine strangely for me in my mind.
There is also the feeling of ‘mono no aware’ I have for real flowers.  They represent all things that are born, reach perfection, but eventually die.  In this life cycle, each stage has its own beauty.  This bloom, however is not real.  It is both eternal and timeless.  More and more, I want to represent what is not real – the haunting apparition of the imagination.

ASMR painting: Winter

I’m fascinated by ASMR and would like to write about it in more depth at some point.  For now, I’d just like to share with you my first ASMR video.  I shot it with a Sony action cam while I was painting ‘Winter.’
This painting was inspired by the art of Japanese woodblock prints, particularly Toshi Yoshida.  It was rendered with acrylic paints on masonite wood panel.  The scraping sounds of the dry brush technique have an ASMR effect.