Common Ground

Common Ground

 

This work is both a celebration of the diversity of individuals, communities, and cultures, as well as an exploration of finding what unites and brings us together - our common ground. The two panels portray two opposite sides (with contrasting colors and patterns), along with directional lines that represent their coming together.

 

There is always a dialogue between order and chaos, harmony and dissonance, in my work, expressed in this work through the swirls, waves, and irregular patterns (representing the diversity within an individual or a community), which are foregrounded and juxtaposed by the straight lines (depicts the order and harmony that helps bring together what would seem irreconcilable) that provide direction as the lines find their intersection where the panels meet.

 

Painted on Sinamay, which is a loosely handwoven fabric made of Abaca fibre, a 100% eco-friendly material, from the processed stalks of the Abaca tree, a banana palm native to the Philippines.

 

Oil on Sinamay

48 x 96 inches

Two panels (24 x 96 inches each)

  • Sinamay is a loosely handwoven fabric, made of abaca fibre, a 100% eco-friendly material, from the processed stalks of the Abaca tree, a banana palm native to the Philippines. Abaca fibre is 3X stronger than cotton and silk, and can last for over hundreds of years.

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