Arithmetic Diptych

Shelton Walsmith | United States



72" x 96" (Diptych)


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    Art Description:

    Two 48x72" canvases form a diptych.

    'Arithmetic Diptych' Is a large scale dual paneled collage painting and meditation on the color white. The constituent glued on parts include maps, book pages, postcards, framed collage, toe-tags, string, canvas and other swatches of cloth. The surface is heavily textured in a bas relief which accentuates the tactile nature of highlights and shadows. There is no center or “picture” or featured aspect to the composition rather it has the allover focus of a sculpted object. It is designed to suggest an archaeological artifact of cumulative history. The title is meant to be puzzled over rather than explained. 

    Medium Used: Oil on Canvas

    Shelton Walsmith | United States

    A body of work should not be a cadaver evidencing life that was but rather the flash-point for life which ignites anew on each renewed encounter.