Original Painting in Acrylics on Canvas
35" x 29" framed dimensions
This barely-concealed, fiery and seductive beauty willingly captures the viewer with her quietly impassioned and knowing gaze. Her scarlet mane waves from the grove of mosaic trees portrays a wanton contrast to the calm intent and patience of her lush stare.
Ford divides the surreal and the abstract with a horizon line of lips and rocks, leaving the viewer to wonder if she's rising or falling with the sky. In classic Ford Smith style, the waters shimmer and undulate in a labyrinthine of mosaics, revealing the labor intensive detail of each mosaic with layers and dots of studied, vibrant hues. This artistical work from Ford is alive with meaning and fascination.