Friday, July 06, 2007

telegraph poles


oil on panel 8x6"

once in a while,something like this comes along,
a sign of things to come or...just not finished!?

4 comments:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Who would have thought poles could be so pretty....

rob ijbema said...

hi cara,you are the third person saying this...
every thing can be pretty...in the right light!

Sally said...

The late Zoltan Szabo (watercolourist extraordinaire)once told me the cross is the most powerful of all symbols; the reason for this is not it's religious implications as first may be thought...it is because the negative space of the cross symbol forms 4 arrow shapes all pointing towards it's centre. I found this most interesting, and have found since that whenever I have created a crossed shape (accidentally or on purpose) within a painting it does command attention. Point in case, your painting here. It is powerful, and a little unsettling too.

rob ijbema said...

yup,the cross was around long before christianity claimed it.
i agree it is one of the most powerful symbols,together with the circle.
i don't know why it is unsettling to you,but i like that it does!