Where do the notes go? A rich question open to many interpretations and reworkings. My exploration of the answers (and the question) in paintings continues with this posting of one familiar painting, one reworked painting, and one new painting.
In the newly reworked painting Notes Reaching Escape Velocity, the basic theme of notes evaporating has been adjusted to include more notes (droplets) and the tones and colors lightened to reflect the enthusiasm and joy of the notes reaching out to their full potential.
Taking the idea one step further, the next painting, familiar from earlier postings and from its appearance on the blog Music for Time’s Ending, is the painting Water Music – The Dispersal of Notes, which shows the notes evaporating and dispersing, entering long-distance time and leaving the predictable time of familiar staffs.
The newest painting, titled Notes Escaping the Final Curtain, ponders the last act, the journey of sound toward a deeper space, both out into the mysterious universe and into the deep psychological and emotional space of the listener. It is a journey without end.