|Creamer in Oranges and Blues; 10" x 8"; casein on paper; 2013 Mary Nagel Klein|
The cow returns.
The oranges are a nod to the cavity which took several layers of orange and blue and burnt sienna to achieve its sense of depth. And the blues are the color of white - this time - and the color of cream - sometimes.
I love painting suspended vessels. In addition to depicting gravity with its implied potential energy, hanging vessels also highlight the act of containment. Exactly what they contain is often a mystery. One might assume that a cow creamer, with its opening facing downward, contains nothing but air - a hollow hallowed cow.