Reflection Six

30" x 40"

oil on canvas, 2016

Reflection Six, 2016, is a similarly composed scene featuring a dozen bathers sitting on a deck over the water. Again there are offhand accents of ambiguity that reveal more than initially meets the eye. Here, the point of focus is a male caught at the very instant he has begun a cannonball. Suspended like some gravity-defying yogi, his  reflection below merges like a  rooftop ornament  with the  reflected boathouse behind the deck. While the dock’s posts recede into perspective, the spatial orientation of the boathouse is a conundrum, as is the seaplane seen head-on yet cleverly mimicking—to the point of bare visibility— the trees and grass in the distance.

 

—  Barry Blinderman

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