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Man Sleeping Under a Tree in His Favorite ShirtBy Marlene Struss

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US$ 4,060



Acrylic, Acrylic on panel

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Dimensions: 101.6cm (H) x 101.6cm (W) x 5.1cm (D) / 40" (H) x 40" (W) x 2" (D)

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Artist Statement

Man Sleeping Under a Tree in His Favorite Shirt is a signed and wired multilayered acrylic painting on a cradled panel, 40 x 40 inches in size. The dominant colors are mint green, light salmon, greyish-brown, avacado green, black-green and spots of coral. The edges of the cradle are lightly varnished to be compatible with the painting and the surface is protected with a light coat of satin polymer varnish. As with all my abstract paintings, it is inspired by my love of nature, color, and music, and the patterns, music, and colors of nature. I call my style biomorphic abstract expressionism. There is no specific preconceived image as I begin a painting, but there are goals: I work to the end of pleasing a viewer with an artwork that is mysterious yet somehow familiar, is exciting and kinetic and calming all at once, is untethered from the laws of nature but still harmonious and balanced, a painting that one can live with and see something new with each viewing. Man Sleeping Under a Tree in His Favorite Shirt has appeared on the 20th Century Fox TV show New Girl, ABC Studios' American Housewife, and CBS's NCIS Los Angeles.


Artist Profile

Born: 1950
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Based in: Santa Barbara

I'm a California girl, agnostic product of Catholic schools, and inveterate artist. My art degree is from University of California at Santa Barbara, where I am blessed to still be. Since college I've created bodies of work in pastel, surrealistic collage, abstract collage, digital painting and acrylic painting at present. …


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