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Desert Ice

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© Artwork copyright Adrian Blakey 2022

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 Acrylic on canvas     76 X 56 cm / 30 X 22 inches

This painting was exhibited at MADS  Contemporary Art Gallery in Milan. View the curator's review here.

About Desert Ice

This abstract painting depicts a harsh desert-like world comprised of only rock, sun and sky. Incongruously, blocks of ice in red, white and blue, the national colors of many countries, trap creatures in a snap-frozen state in a landscape that is itself flag-like.

Yet as ice has no natural place in the desert, the entombed creatures are breaking free of the ice.

Blown in the sky is the red curve of a humanoid figure, suggesting the recent arrival of organized society. The snake-like heads at each end suggest danger.

This evolving curve is cause for optimism as it connects with the ascending balloon, filled with the promise of new ideas. The artist’s palette resting on the curve suggests that a better future can be envisaged.

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