Paintings from Sunset Series by Spence Munsinger, Color Field + Blank White Canvas + Realism + Contemporary Abstract Art, original paintings for sale

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”
― Pablo Picasso

Archives for March 2010

art as focus, art as tool

I have an app on my iPhone called doodlebug. It’s perfect for exactly that, doodling, idling playing with color and line and form. I found the constriction of space (small screen…) and the limits of the touchscreen pushed for a kind of abstraction that I love.

house on hill

My daughter went into hospital and into the ICU and onto a ventilator and then onto an oscillating ventilator and then continuous dialysis and complete crisis with Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia. For several days she was going deeper into shock. At the deepest point she was:

…which became, as I erased dead spaces:

shock erased

Like sand paintings – discovering process and focus through drawing. Did it bring about change? She lived.

— spence