Carried Away comes from a place of raw, unshaded light. We each of us have a personal kernel and can seek out the complimentarily sparkling kernels and, together, shine even brighter. In oil on loose canvas, from the depth of abstraction, figures appear. One strong-backed male carrying a burning goddess on a breeze.
We are not certain that their relationship is appropriate, but we do know it’s not our business. We look anyway. And what we see in abstraction shifts even under our gaze, squirming to be some other image, like finding bunnies in the clouds in the sky; its perked ears turning to peace sign fingers, then just cirrus.
Figural paintings attempt to recreate the feeling their subject carried at that point in time. To paint abstractly is to push the feeling directly from painter to viewer. I pass to you the parting of the clouds, the warming of cheeks, the heat for your kernel.
Carried Away | 18″ x 24″ | oil paint on unstretched canvas | 2016
Image & Text: Carried Away by Brianna Wray Wrays of Sunshine | Purchase a digital print of Carried Away