~Libelle No. 3~
Staying in theme with this series (see Fleurs et de Plumes No. 2) the subjects of the piece are inspired by actual specimens gathered in nature as still life studies. Applying uncommon pigments to the subjects can cause a paradox in typical colors associated with the subject.
From a Google Earth perspective the backdrop to everything is always a shade of blue mimicking the sky. The foliage is pale white. The dragonfly is blue. Both color associations would be rare in a natural setting.
Libelle means dragonfly and spirit level in German. There is distinctively a Germanic theme within the precise yet organic layout of ~Libelle No. 3~.
Referencing bypassed ideals found within older literature such as “The Finest Legends of the Rhineland “ (W. Ruland) or a philosophical principle such as Naturmensch there is a distinct emphasis on peacefulness while accepting the randomness of existence within nature. This thought is typical in a lot of Germanic folklore.
I have no intention to offend by embracing the concept of attributes associated with a cultural mass. Due to the origins of my surname I feel somewhat at ease addressing broad characteristics surrounding Germanic heritage. Any ironic attributes are covered by the paradox within the color selection.
The blue dragonfly is an intaglio print from a zinc plate with Prussian blue oil ink on cold-pressed paper.
The foliage is watercolor. Pale white is an uncommon pigment in common greenery.
An accompanying instrumental song called “Wochenende!” was written and performed by Matt Reasor. It is featured on the video for ~Libelle No. 3~
Art & Music Video :
The art and music video for ~Libelle No. 3~ is on Youtube and features the accompanying song “Wochenende!”. Click the link below to view the video.
11″ x 14″ prints are available for $40.00 on Etsy. Click the Buy Print link below.
The original artwork for ~Libelle No. 3~ is available.