Written Painting by Robert Rich
245 x 95 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Written painting by ROBERT RICH
This image acts as a metaphorical diagram of a flow of energy up the spine, originating in the perinium, and flowing upward to the top of the head where it expands outward. In my original vision, I saw an x-ray of a female torso from the rear. The buttocks are replaced by an old Edison lightbulb with clear glass and bright filament. The spinal chord is replaced by a double helix. The head and neck are replaced by a tornado expanding out to circling clouds. Other elements could substitute for the ones mentioned above, as long as the basic visual functions show an energetic interchange between the sky and human viscera.
USA, October 2003