A Twisted Fate by Vince Natale

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Vince Natale

A Twisted Fate

2018

12.7 × 7.62 cm | 5 × 3 in

Oil on Panel

  • Honorable Mention / Still Life

This is a painting of a dead Iris flower that I saw in my front yard one evening. The twisting forms gave a sense of some darkly erotic serpentine dance, while also evoking a sense of some unknown alien being that was alive and about to move, though the bloom was actually dying.  The way the evening light was hitting it provided a dramatic contrast in colors, from the cool of the sky light and the warm of the setting sun behind it, which also was symbolic of the flower's own twilight.