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Et In Arcadia Ego by Carson Collins

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acrylic on canvas, 44 × 54 cm. (17 × 21 inches)
original available
available as a print on 180 lb. acid-free 100% rag paper, signed by the artist
also available as a signed 30×40 inch (50×75 cm.) poster

The late afternoons in Arcadia are never ending,
where time comes to a standstill. The waves move
but the pattern has no end, and the mind seizes
on nothingness and holds it. The colors evoke a
sense of all-enveloping warmth that reinforces
the idea of finding the magic moment within.
The time will come to step away from the picture,
but it becomes embedded in the mind’s eye. With a
moment of stillness it will return, and the peace
will return. The sadness is knowing that Arcadia
is a place to visit, and that happiness by it’s
nature requires a contrast to give it value.
That’s why we can’t stay there.

- Robert Wallis

I am a visual artist using mostly acrylic paint on canvas. I’ve been working on something that I call The Ocean Series since 1978. The Ocean Series could be described as a Remodernist response to the late work of Mark Rothko.

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  • WesternDreamer
    WesternDreameralmost 7 years ago

    Such lovely tones… and thought provoking words too!

  • Sue Martin
    Sue Martinalmost 7 years ago

    Just beautiful

  • xairoise
    xairoiseover 6 years ago


  • Zefira
    Zefiraalmost 5 years ago

    yes beautiful

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 4 years ago

  • Tom Golden
    Tom Goldenabout 4 years ago

    Well said both in words and the painting – Arcadia a place to visit

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghover 3 years ago

    There is such a Zen to your seascapes. So peaceful, so contemplative and soft. I love what you do. Cheers, J

  • limon
    limonabout 3 years ago

    like your style subjects and simplicity very much
    best wishes…. Limon

  • Marilyn Brown
    Marilyn Brownabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on being in the top ten of the TPiMTs challenge

    The Unsung Challenge – Your Masterpiece 2011

    You and your work have been featured!

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