Lost Languages IIJanine Etherington
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
24 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 0 oz.
By the end of this century, half of the world's 7,000 languages are expected to be extinct. I painted this piece with lost languages and lost cultures in mind.
Janine’s abstract artworks are created with measured doses of both intuition and analysis. “My work develops as a series of calls and responses,” she says. She adds color, letting gravity pull the paint around. She then responds to the direction of the composition with additional marks, adding and subtracting. The incorporation of recognizable forms, specifically letters and numbers, indicates the influences of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg on Janine’s work. Janine is also inspired by listening to jazz music. She is a musician herself, and plays in a local Zimbabwean marimba ensemble when she’s not painting.
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