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acrylic on paper 14″×17″
Dancing in lighted pools of Jello-textured neon. “That’s the way to do it,” an old stranger called to the young man who, being suddenly aware of what he was doing, stopped, looked over his shoulder and glanced down at the ragged multi-colored sheet that was pulled tightly around his shoulders. He leaned back and peered up at the sun. Smoke rose from the side of a brick building and the odor or ginger floated through the air. The source of both puzzled him, as he remembered distinctly thinking he was the only person in the world just a few moments before. The old man smiled a toothless smear of flabby lips and bowed down to the dancing youth, who smiled back, jiggled aimlessly for a few seconds on thin, scratched legs and then sat down on a patch of grass in from of a building that had been painted by clowns. The young man pulled back the corner of his gown of rainbow hues and let out his heart, which had been beating all along, but in being freed, started to do a dance all of its own, though it had no legs. It also sang, which surprised the young man as he had always thought he was mute.

John Fish is a Los Angeles artist who paints abstracts, landscapes and portraits with expressive painterly strokes and heavily textured surfaces. I explore the way space flows to entwine objects that have no boundaries.

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Comments

  • butchart
    butchartover 6 years ago

    The young man pulled back the corner of his gown of rainbow hues and let out his heart, which had been beating all along, but in being freed, started to do a dance all of its own, though it had no legs…………………………. perfect…. what wonderful imagery……… bravo…..b

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 6 years ago

    Beautiful image and text. You have great talent!

  • Kathryn Potempski
    Kathryn Potempskiover 6 years ago

    This is really really interesting,What an eye-catcher… this is a brilliant

  • Dianne Rini
    Dianne Riniover 6 years ago

    wonderful – i love you abstracts, and the text is wonderful to. Brilliant is the word!

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 6 years ago

    Simply gorgeous….oh wow!!!!

  • Marlin
    Marlinover 6 years ago

    Very nice work. The colors blend so natural that they look like a part of nature.

  • AnnieD
    AnnieDover 6 years ago

    Beautiful artwork and words. The tones are very beautiful!

  • Mariapmann
    Mariapmannover 6 years ago

    A glorious work, with an endearing text. Lots of talent and heart, John!

  • NIEBANK1
    NIEBANK1over 6 years ago

    This is splendid!
    sarah

  • themah
    themahover 6 years ago

    Beautiful – both image and text. Love it.

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