June 23, 2024


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“Lakescape Feelings #1” | The Unfathomable Artist

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“Lakescape Feelings #1” | The Unfathomable Artist
“Lakescape Feelings #1” [20th May 2023] by Matt The Unfathomable Artist, sketch with H, HB, 4B, 8B, sky-blue and charcoal pencils, signed in black ink on 280gsm 250mm x 300mm gesso primed canvas [pad], digitally edited image 3092 x 2659 pixels.

“Lakescape Feelings #1” was produced in one draft of approximately half an hour.  I had literally just seen a homely photograph of Picasso with his beloved dachshund dog.  Instantly I searched for a photographic composition then readied my pencils and a canvas.

The photograph was taken on 27th January 2021, here it is:

“Lakescape Feelings #1 – photograph” [27th January 2021] by Matt The Unfathomable Artist.

I feel this artwork is somewhere between Impressionist and Abstract in art classification terms. The trees were made using my seismic waves style of drawing. Though not ‘perfect’ seismic waves in the way I usually produce. Perfect seismic waves are each drawn in one continuous line across the page.

For my seismic waves works I am quite specific with this. I feel this is being true to actual seismic waves produced with seismographs.

Here though in “Lakescape Feelings #1” I wanted the sense of seismic waves yet retaining the idea of trees. I guess this is my “Turner” inspiration at artmaking.

Creating the defined sense of something, obscured through rain, light, distance or some other optical artifact. Beyond pure abstraction itself of course.

Again, this artwork picks up on my use of blank canvas space. The pertinence of this artwork is linked to reading a news article regarding water sewage pollution in corporate business on.. that.. very.. day of 20th May. Water companies no less.

A notable quote in the article read “The whole thing stinks”.

You see, I have a “to do” list involving a multitude of environmental and globally structural things that I feel is very important to drive in the correct direction for world citizens.

I hope you enjoy my artwork.

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