As a child, I can remember that magical time, just before dark, when the fireflies would start their  illuminated dance. They would light up the dusk for a brief moment with a glow which transformed the night into a different world. I tried to capture the “essence” of my experience on the canvas. The art was created with oil pastels, oil paint, and graphite pencils using various brushes and sandpaper to abrade the surface. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Charles Kacin

The Essence of Fireflies
CHARLES KACIN


Acrylic paint, oil pastel, graphite on stretched canvas



One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2017

36" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.

$1,600

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Artist
Charles Kacin
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Getting to Know Charles

Santa Fe-based artist Charles Kacin creates abstract artwork that resemble the natural weathering of surfaces. Charles studies the interaction of various materials and their resulting surface texture. Inspired by natural processes, his artistic process involves both creation and destruction. To begin a work, he layers acrylic paint, oil pastels, charcoal and graphite. Then, he uses sandpaper, pencils, screwdrivers, scrapers and even electric sanders to distress the surfaces of his work. While he controls the physical aspect of the paintings, he leaves emotional interpretations to the viewer. He says, “My work invites the viewer to make their own reality from the shapes, forms, and colors I present on the canvas.”