Higher Window by John Fish


Small (15.2" x 23.2")

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There is a window in the back of my dreams that opens to a wide empty lost hill that slopes down to a field of mirrors. The front door to the house has no door. I touch the fragile frame and see only darkness inside. I reach to the sky to the window above to the star to the overhead porch light and feel the warmth in my eyes. I am afraid to go inside. So I turn and stare at the landscape below remembering forgetting wanting not knowing and knowing. I wait for a hand to reach to push to pull to hold. Yet I still don’t want it to touch me. So I simply wait.
“Higher Window” is acrylic on Tyvek paper 24″×36″ by John Fish 2011. From a photo of an old frame house on N. Edgemont St. in Los Angeles. The frame craftsman home has been vacant and boarded up since the photo was taken.

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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  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholalmost 4 years ago

    Great bold strokes and lovely colour combinations. I sometimes have dreams about houses, i am sure it must mean something!

  • I think a house is symbolic of something in life. thanks for commenting

    – John Fish

  • Mel Taylor
    Mel Tayloralmost 4 years ago

    I love the painting and the verse that goes with it, John!!
    You have SO much talent!!!

  • thanks so much Mel. great to see your name on the bubble.

    – John Fish

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 4 years ago

    Great woke John!!

  • thanks

    – John Fish

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great work

  • thank you

    – John Fish

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskialmost 4 years ago

    Bold it is! Strong too John.

  • thanks for the comments

    – John Fish

  • Zefira
    Zefiraalmost 4 years ago

    fabulous brushstrokes, wonderful words

  • thank you

    – John Fish

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, John

  • thanks

    – John Fish

  • banrai
    banraialmost 4 years ago

    love these colors

  • thanks for commenting

    – John Fish

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackalmost 4 years ago

    Intriguing store…I get the feeling that it’s like being on the threshold of life after death, but that’s just because of what’s happening in my life right now…wonderful painting John….

  • thanks. Hope you’re OK Janis. I haven’t been on the Bubble much lately. I miss seeing your work. have to check it out.

    – John Fish

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackalmost 4 years ago

    Sorry I meant intriguing story

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