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Published: October 17, 2008
© 2008 - 2019 RSConnett
(#3 in my "MICROBIA" series of paintings)
24" x 24" (61 cm x 61 cm) Acrylic on Canvas, Completed Oct. 2008

This is third in a series which includes MICROBIA #1 (BLUE) [link] ... and MICROBIA #2, (RED) [link]

This painting is an example of my fascination with tiny primitive sea forms. (Real and imaginary)

With each painting I get a little closer to feeling satisfied with my work. After many experiments, and many derivatively influenced works, (influenced by the artists I admire) I have come to two (2) distinct styles that most dominate my paintings.

This painting is the type "A" painting I "escape" into. Thus, I suppose it is "escapist art", at least for me it is. I find the subjects challenging mostly in technical ways. The color, the placement of forms, the illusion of depth and transparency. These challenges keep my mind engaged during the process. There are a few references to things "unrelaxing", such as the machine fetuses in the spheres, and the food chain scenarios. However, the subject matter of the piece is purposely not provocative.

My other painting style, (I'll call it type "B") acts as a catharsis for my feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, etc. Usually these paintings concern the state of the world, and more particularly the state of my world. The cruelty, ignorance, foolishness and evil that obsesses and plagues me. Also, my dread of death and growing anxiety over life's briefness.

When I'm not escaping into my personal dream world, I'm thinking of the huge evil that shrouds our existence. War, crime, hunger, hate, violence and death. These things should not be ignored, but more than not, they are. Who's responsibility is it, if not an artists, to portray these in the unique venue available to him?

At this point in the evolution of my painting, I wonder what road I will take. Will my escapist fascinations take over? If so, will I always feel that I have betrayed my true perceptiveness, to feel safe with my "pretty pictures"? Or will my more substantive style take over, allowing me to express important feelings and ideas, yet salving me not?

Must I have only one focus for my work? I will try to allow my work to find it's own level.

RS ~ 10/17/2008
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isdellfoxfineartsProfessional Traditional Artist
Very impressive... love your style
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Featured in today's poll!!!
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Squiddle-dee-dee, squiddle dee-da!
Everyone sing a squiddly song.
Let's all be friends
And work as a team
Squiddles for you
Squiddles for me
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IntracranialColorsProfessional General Artist
Woah. This is a stunning piece.
Well done!
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Criaturas oniricas o de otros planos. Great!
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Absolutely breathtaking.
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the detail and emotional expressions! wonderful style. i know a bunch of superlatives as well, but i think i have made my point. cheers!
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Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the explanation too. It's such a rush getting inside the art.
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Unbelievably Stunning!! Nice one!! :)
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Fangoddamntastic! I applaud you.
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I'd spot a Connett piece from 100 yards. Awesome as always!
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Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature [link] :iconsoulcollectors: :hug:
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This is incredible! The detail is amazing and your colours are so vivid! Beautiful work!
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Wow, this is bloody amazing! The detail, the colors, and the psychedelic feel is just superb. You have created some great areas of contrast, and everything really comes to life. +fav!
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i am going to faint !!!! awwwwwwwwww just to look at your work !!
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Such a wonderful piece :D
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Hello :wave: this is featured here [link] :iconcircleplz:
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The little creatures in the bubbles are mind blowing.
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Loving the detail and colours!
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OrchidSkyeProfessional Traditional Artist
Deep sea dive party! I adore the intertwined tentacles. The attention to detail color choices and textures are all marvelous!
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this thing is just mad, it must have taken forever to do it...amazing...
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