& 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
"The Garden" © Chris Eisenbraun 1995.
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:
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,
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.