Did you know that at one time, writing materials – especially parchment – were so precious that people wrote in tiny, tight script in one direction, and then turned the page 90 degrees, and wrote right over it with more tiny, tight script?
I’ve tried to read documents like that – good grief – it’s almost impossible!
That is, until you train your brain to ignore the perpendicular lines, the page just looks like a mess.
So that’s what I was thinking of when I painted this. And then of course the colors grabbed me and ran all over the script – and how could I resist a sunrise of color and light almost erasing what’s been and showing what could be?
THE OBSCURE PAST
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