© Randy Asplund
Acrylic, gesso thickened with hand-crushed rock, marble dust, aluminum leaf and misc. grit.
Although in the Whites Series, this painting is also about the story
being obscured, but in this case the covering is not lies but history.
It is a painting which abstractly represents the sea and sea life in
the Cambrian Age. As with the others, t I have added a layer of white
on top of it to obscure the first painting. The white covers the rich
colors and forms of the blue painting in an analogy to the way time
breaks up and erases the story left in fossiles for scientists to
uncover and interpret. It is like the white noise of time. The white
areas create a beautiful and subtle effect to bring out the texture and
harmonize the hues they have been built over.