New in the Galleries: 101-year-old Cuban artist Carmen Herrera explores the possibilities of geometric abstraction in her painting “Beacon II” (2016). Though this work’s crisp lines and contrasting planes of color might seem simple, Herrera, who trained as an architect at the Universidad de la Habana, creates the illusion of depth by converging the red triangles just off the center of the canvas. This contradiction between flatness and depth creates a spatial tension that allows Herrera to challenge the geometry of her canvas.
“Beacon II,” 2016, by Carmen Herrera (Promised gift of Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman)
Meshes of starlight like woven cobwebs hold fire within their endless loops of patterns, multiplying fractals, breaking apart, forming planets and asteroids from spheres of flames that are constantly searching for a place for themselves in the darkening spilled void.
Geometric patterns of realities tend to infinity in parallel universes where every word echoes with abstract tastes, ricocheting off meteors endlessly, never finding a place to fit in the vacuum that bends with the weight of infinite geometric progressions looping themselves over and over and over until there’s nothing left but curving cobwebs of space and time, expanding with every breath and crackle of starlight.
And here we are, stuck in this reality, that is both harmony and chaos, burning and freezing.
And here we are, stuck in this sphere of flame that is learning to find a place for itself before it all burns out again.
Tamarind Fall; Infinite geometric progression.
NaPoWriMo day 6.