Chaos/Control 5

Acrylic on Wood Board, 16x12", 2021  SOLD

This Chaos/Control piece was done as a commission.

 

The series as a whole came about while considering my own internal dichotomy of chaos and control, which seems to define the way I think and live.
The idea rapidly extended further to thoughts of this being repeated in individuals as people and as a collection of atoms, society, politics, nature, the world, the solar system, the universe...

This particular one shows how we, as individuals, often try to present ourselves as controlled, but the chaos bubbles under the surface, trying to escape. Just as the duck, calm above the water, but with the legs kicking underneath. In this one, the dynamism of the chaos passes into the control, making for a fascinating whole.

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