(Luminous Tree)

(Luminous Tree)
2013 by ASO
Found 04/2013, Goodwill (183 and McNeil)

Motes of light suspended in the branch of a stylized tree emphasize the darkness of the image. The murky background of swampy greens and deep blues edging toward the colors of a dusk set the scene without any absolute reference, the hanging tapestries of Spanish moss. Yet without the motes of light, suggesting the floating, blinking luminescences of fireflies, the image would be an abstract interpretation of a tree with little context. While much more simplified and stylized than most Dabist work, perhaps an early example of the school, it shows one strong trait in common with the greater Dabist movement: light and color give context to darkness.

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