"Grace", painted by Darlene Graeser from Unconscious on Canvas in 2012, depicts a ballerina, poised in meditation, on a 48x60 canvas.
"Bye", painted by Darlene Graeser from Unconscious on Canvas in May 2013 depicts an intriguing moment in a woman's life. Where is she going? Why is she going? What is she leaving behind and what is she thinking? Her eyes depict complex emotions, the rain drops on the car window underscore the sadness. It is one of the most commented upon images in the collection.
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"A Mere Reflection", painted by Darlene Graeser from Unconscious on Canvas on a 36 x 48 canvas. The Self can lie, the Reflection cannot.
"Wait for It", painted by Darlene Graeser from Unconscious on Canvas in May 2013 depicts a precious spring moment on a 48x36 canvas. The message of the caterpillar turning into a butterfly appeals to many emotional moments of hope while waiting.
The "Red Zone" is a manifestation of my emotional response to the current social and political landscape. The "Red Zone" obscures the beauty of the Roses that lie in wait in the background of shame and confusion.
Angels At Work shows angels dressed in formal outfits, always on-duty, looking down at the world. Angels are a central theme for Darlene Graeser at Unconscious on Canvas.
Dface is a 36 x 48 acrylic on canvas painting created by the FABOULOUS Darlene Graeser in 2012
"Fascinator" 48"x48" acrylic on canvas
by the FABULOUS Darlene Graeser 2017
"I've been pondering lately all of the ways we distance ourselves from others. Usually it is more subtle than depicted in my painting, but I loved the image of such a bold rebuff that is nevertheless oddly fascinating for the man while still quite ambivalent for the woman. "If you can tolerate the stink, then maybe I'll give you a glance".
Dating can be so Daunting. How many frogs must I kiss before the time is up? Poor Girl--all dressed up and ready to go. Life is certainly a mystery.
In Trina Paulus's book "Hope for the Flowers" one of the main characters, a caterpillar named Yellow, finds another caterpillar spinning its silken cocoon and beginning the journey to become a butterfly. Yellow, knowing there is something more, but full of fear, asks how she becomes a butterfly.
"You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."
Had dinner with new friends and learned all those glossy details you learn about one another's lives. The husband says it was about four months after same-sex marriage was legalized that they finally married. His husband stops him and says,"No. It was legalized on June 28 and we got married on July X." I'm sure it seemed like four months...
It was magical seeing this creation come to life last week. She started out blue, like a giant libido pill, and transformed into this vibrant green piece of arm candy. The crowning touch in objectifying her was the bar code as piece title.
What does it say to you?
It's hard to believe I've been working with Darlene for three weeks. Her art is amazing and she is prolific. It's been exciting to see what she's created this week. I can't wait to share it with you all!
Just wanted to say "bye"....I've been Darlene's assistant for many years and have been posting on this blog for awhile. I am handing the task over to her new assistant, Nora as I become a full time high school math teacher. I can't wait to see how Nora will build on this infrastructure and increase the fans of Unconscious On Canvas. I will miss Darlene and this job a lot! :-( She's an amazing artist, fantastic psychologist, and wonderful friend....
Explore the creativity of other passionate artists. Check out the work of Bedros Awak and his Mandalas - beautiful! http://www.modernmandalaarts.com/
What are you waiting for?
You are the string that ties us from the past to the future...
Fabulous artwork - making me hungry!