What’s in a Backbone?

The drawings of the spinal column in these paintings have numerous meanings from literal to metaphorical. In a literal sense, the viewer is peering into a torn open cavity revealing the inner workings of the skeletal structure. But, the backbone can be used metaphorically in a multitude of ways.

Rather than providing my metaphorical reasoning, I am interested in how others view and interpret these paintings. So today’s blog post is interactive! Click the “Leave a reply” button above this post to write about your response to Pieces. As I have said before, the appeal of abstract art is discovering one’s personal connection and interpretation of the work. I look forward to reading responses and learning from them. Remember, there is no right or wrong interpretation.

Pieces 8

Pieces 8

Pieces 9

Pieces 9


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