Gold and black acrylic with 24k gold leaf

My latest work is an abstract mixed media on canvas. I used 24K gold leaf in addition to gold and black acrylic to create a piece that I call: “Concerto”.

A gold field of metallic acrylic washed over a black negative space with gold leaf.
A gold field of metallic acrylic washed over a black negative space.

Concerto is an abstract representation of my imagination of time in the universe. Time is a fluid force that melts through its environment, seeping into small crooks and caverns. The fluidity of time is one that is difficult to contain, and is uncontrollable as a result.

A shapeless Gold acrylic and gold leaf over top a black negative space.
A gold field of acrylic over top a black negative space.

The positioning of each corner where gold touches black- where time meets our reality- is temporary. In this piece, the golden field melts over-top of the black expanse in an uneven method, also signifying the non-linear nature of the measurement of time in the universe versus our perceptions.

A shapeless Gold acrylic and gold leaf over top a black negative space
A gold field over top a black negative space side view.

The gold colour signifies the rarity of time to humans in our existence. Time is limited, like gold, and thus holds immense value to us. At the heart of the gold acrylic field, a spackle of 24K gold leaf represents the truth and realness that lies within the unmeasurable field of golden time.

A shapeless Gold acrylic and gold leaf over top a black negative space zoomed in to see artist signature
Artist’s signature on Concerto.

In this way, I intend to express that the value is truly authentic, as the heart of the field is real gold and not just a representation.

A shapeless Gold acrylic and gold leaf over top a black negative spac
Concerto in garden view by Stephanie Konu

What do you see in my latest piece? Tell me what you think in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by,

-S

Southern Ontario before snowfall

Southern Ontario before snowfall- South facing view of Lake Ontario from Port Credit in Mississauga late fall 2015.
Southern Ontario before snowfall- South facing view of Lake Ontario from Port Credit in Mississauga late fall 2015.

Before our first snowfall, I took these shots of the Lake Ontario Shoreline facing south toward the U.S. The above image has been cropped, as I wanted to removed the distraction of the wooden construction fence and slight debris that was in-frame.  I’m not sure if it takes away from the photo to have the bottom cropped in this way: it’s hard to say since I took the shot. I think that its difficult to remove yourself from the background history of something when you saw the steps of its production- kind of makes you impervious to seeing it from virgin eyes. (That is a digression).

Southern Ontario before snowfall- South facing view of Lake Ontario from Port Credit in Mississauga late fall 2015.
Southern Ontario before snowfall- South facing view of Lake Ontario from Port Credit in Mississauga late fall 2015.

I enjoyed this vista: the staggering of the trees across the shoreline gives a nice depth of field. I was able to capture quite a bit of video from the area: I spotted a red tailed chipmunk,  a woodpecker, and a grouse nearer to a creek in that linked to the lake. Lots of ducks and Geese got along swimmingly at the mouth of the creek, chilling and hanging out in the water and by the shore.

Southern Ontario before snowfall- South facing view of Lake Ontario from Port Credit in Mississauga late fall 2015.
Southern Ontario before snowfall- South facing view of Lake Ontario from Port Credit in Mississauga late fall 2015.

The above shot is the path leading in from the road to the lake. I always enjoy shots like this: a road leading away from or towards you. As the observer, it is up to you to decide.