I just found out that my latest painting Internecine was accepted to the 90th Springville Spring Salon, a juried art competition open to all Utah artists. They announce awards on the 23rd of April, next Wednesday, so I won’t know until then if I won anything.
I included this statement with my entry which I think helps explain some of the thoughts I had about Internecine while I was painting it.
“The dictionary defines internecine as conflict within a group. In addition, I see it as a struggle within a person to try to deal with outside pressures. For me, the painting also shows how we are bound by the choices we make, and our instincts to break away from the consequences of those choices.”
Of course the beauty of visual art is that whatever anyone gets out of it, no matter how different, is just as valid as anything I might have intended.