Rhythm of Life...Swept Away

©Janis Zroback

Toronto, Canada

Artist's Description

‘_*Organic’… means that the work is an extension of your blood and body: it has the rhythm of nature. There exists a state of feeling that when you reach it, when you hit it, you can’t go wrong. The work carries a body rhythm. You can’t do the slick… the gimmicky or dishonest*_. (Nell Blaine)

This painting has many influences…I thought of the Ruth amid the “alien corn” from Keat’s “Ode to a Nightingale”…
The idea of being swept away is usually associated with waves and deep water, but my idea was waves of wheat or grass…I find them almost as scary as the sea…you can get lost in them……the grasses, or corn or wheat, move in rhythm with the wind and are tossed and blown by it…
One is lost amid all the trials of life, swept away by it’s responsibilities, caught up in it’s exigencies, trapped by necessity, back bent by the weight…allowing oneself to move with the flow often works for the best…soon the wind dies down…it must

Watercolour on Arches HP Paper

More images from the series…“Rhythm of Life” are below


Water


Coming Home


Ebb and Flow

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