A Twisted Fate by Vince Natale

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Vince Natale

A Twisted Fate


12.7 x 7.62 x [*] cm | 5 x 3 in

Oil on Panel

  • Honorable Mention / Still Life

This is a painting of a dead Iris flower that I saw in my front yard one evening. The twisting forms gave a sense of some darkly erotic serpentine dance, while also evoking a sense of some unknown alien being that was alive and about to move, though the bloom was actually dying.  The way the evening light was hitting it provided a dramatic contrast in colors, from the cool of the sky light and the warm of the setting sun behind it, which also was symbolic of the flower's own twilight.