Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Fullness of Time

The Fullness of Time, 20 x 25 oil painting by Melody Phaneuf, Boston, MA

As a new year begins, I find myself thinking about time. Without it there would be no vehicle for movement. We become unbound from the eternal to experience motion and all that movement offers. From movement we receive our thoughts and feelings. “Emotion” is derived from the Greek, meaning “from movement.”

The Fullness of Time suggests the interplay of time and motion consequent to fulfillment. The Jester is becoming unbound to enter a temporal world. He is equipped with palette and brushes, with which he will try to visually communicate ideas from the Creative realm. The feather is perhaps a souvenir from the journey.

The painting’s composition, dominated by the wheel, causes the eye to travel along a circular path until it intersects with the oval palette shape below. This results in a lemniscate route toward hourglass, brushes, and back to palette in a continuous loop. The movement is easy on the eye and emotionally satisfying. It is the symbolic path of infinity and eternal fulfillment. The high key and preponderance of cool color establishes an ethereal quality.

The Fullness of Time is a visual story of one soul’s journey toward manifestation.

The Fullness of Time, 20 x 25 oil painting by Melody Phaneuf


Boston Artist, Melody Phaneuf is well known for her evocative still life, landscape, and portrait paintings. Phaneuf’s paintings are regularly on view at The Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street; at Fenway Studios, Boston by appointment; and North Shore Art in Gloucester from May through October. Phaneuf has exhibited her paintings at The National Arts Club in New York City, Galerie Herouet in Paris, and with Art du Monde, in Japan.

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