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BLACK & WHITE SKETCHES -- SURREAL SYMBOLISM
Most of the surreal art on display online (post 1995) comes in the form of black & white sketches created using a palette of surreal symbolism. First comes the black & white sketches then, in this case, the oil painting (2004) and digital art (2004). It's all surreal art and most of it is deeply rooted in (surreal) symbolism. A certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist, is included with purchase.

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size: 9" x 12"
22.86 x 30.48 cm
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TITLE: "The Garden" © Chris Eisenbraun 1995.

ARTIST NOTES:
One of many black & white sketches on display in the online art galleries, this is the initial sketch/study for an original surreal symbolism work of art in the painting gallery. Subject: The Garden.

The garden: think (symbolically speaking) of the garden of Eden and also the one Alice kept trying to get to. A wonderful, beautiful place without responsibilities and deadlines (and no sex because that leads to responsibility, etc.). This wish/desire for a return to the garden reoccurs throughout mythology. Think of it as a longing for a return to childhood innocence, aka...the garden.

Side note: I would go out to the porch during my lunch break, and sketch this tree (it had interesting angles). The day I decided to feature it in "The Garden" and went to get additional sketches...I found they had cut half the tree away <lol>. Luckily, I had enough to go on.

The apple that tempts us out of the garden and gets everything else rolling (seeds to plant in the earth/womb). Planting seeds, kinda what started the whole "civilization" concept going. Once the seed is planted and growing, the freedom and innocence of childhood are forever lost. Ever heard the saying: "Responsibility sucks!"????

This is the second work to bear what would later become my personal symbol: the i-fish.

This work is the first cognizant step into surreal symbolism and also the first of many black & white sketches drawn from a surreal perspective. This work stands at a turning point and marks a new stage in artistic development.

 

 

 

The Garden: a simple story with so many variations, so many versions from so many different parts of the world.

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