Deriving Abstraction from Reality Securus Strang Henrique Montesanti Nails and Thread on Canvas
Securus Strang is inspired by the theme of renewal, where the artwork hopes to express the beginning and the roots of everything that is done. When I decided to take my fourth drawing and multiply the "diamond" shape to overlap and be created from string and nails, I hoped to express that even though it's a simple shape, there is a lot of work put into it.
The piece was created with string and nails on a backboard, I chose to spray paint the backboard in black, in order to have the white string juxtaposed and show how there can be light in the darkness, enforcing the theme of "renewal." I based my work on the artist, David Foster, who likes to use many nails in order to create an overall piece, therefore, also reinforcing my other theme of "roots." I was also inspired by the hummingbird story, that is told in many seminars, to express this idea of "roots." This story is based on a hummingbird that helps to put out a forest fire, one drop at a time, and says that he does it, because it's the best he can do. By inspiring myself based on the story, I was able to show that every bit of my artwork counts, and that every string attached to it has it's importance.
I chose to use nails and string in order to explore a new medium of art, and to further reinforce my theme. Since this is an artwork that requires a lot of work and detail, it completes my themes of roots and renewal.