Driftwood Mod Series: Cherry March

This series on 12″ x 12″ x 7/8″ birch panel (small pieces that are easy to find space for) was inspired by the modernism of the 1960s, when abstract art that employed graphic black and white was fashionable. These pieces use a limited palette of blacks/whites/grays/one color.

I’m not a very nostalgic person at all, but I do remember the exciting hope for the future that the bold, avante-garde design of the sixties captured. Not everyone appreciated the Mod minimalism that came out of that time, but its sheer creative spirit, which produced something that looked really new when the world and information moved a lot more slowly than it does today, is something to marvel at.

This piece is called Driftwood Mod: Cherry March. It may hint at the colors of spring renewal but also some of the things we may do to renew ourselves as citizens amid adverse circumstances–which might have something in common with what was happening in the world when Mod was the cutting edge of art.

$100 (US shipping is free): paypal.me/suzannechampion (via Alchemy Antiques).

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