I used botanical shapes of crumpled, rippled, crimped petals as well as stumpy and wiry forms of roots in this abstract painting. I wanted to portray both the toughness and the beauty of rootedness. I jacked up the painting's energy by making use of color vibration, where a complementary color is paired with a primary color. I also began with the Surrealist technique of automatism, where you let the image arise from your subconscious as you go instead of planning it out beforehand. I feel like this allows a greater connection not only to my subconscious but to the world beneath the material universe, which is shot through with all sorts of energy and entities. And I think I come up with more appealing forms that way also.
The original mixed media painting is 8 x 10"/20 x 25cm on canvas and can be framed without glass.