The threads of our inner self
By Kate Hartmann
The work below was completed whilst I was participating in the 100 day challenge and therefore was directly influenced by some of that experimentation in line work.
The title came first, I had the phrase “Tangled up in Blue” in my head and I wanted to depict a round fabric like ball wrapped tightly and suspended by threads.
The colour palette of cool blues and greens was warmed by the use of yellow hues and the ball sits seemingly floating in its own world. It is simultaneously being filled and drained by the ‘threads’ that come in and out and around it.
It symbolizes our inner self and the push and pull of both stress and calming that is applied daily onto that inner core, the highs and lows, both joy and anxiety.
“Tangled up in Blue” by Kate Hartmann. Acrylic on Canvas. Approx. 92 cm x 152 cms. Currently on show at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts for their Spring Exhibition. Runs from the 9th of September until the 8th of October, open daily, Queens Wharf, Wellington.