Mountain Song - Oil on Linen - J.D. WELSH - 36 x 24 in
Amidst my rambles, I have heard the song of elk resonating through the forest and in wonderment I have felt the thrill of that impassioned bugling as it echoed from ridge to valley.
In response to that experience, I originally sculpted Bugler on the Ridge as a symbol of the importance of each individual voice - and in acknowledgment of the personal courage required to speak forth clearly & with strength of purpose, the call of one's convictions.
About Mountain Song: Drawing upon both iconography & calligraphy - with structural elements inspired by Japanese woodblock printing, Cubism & Art Deco - I completed the composition of Mountain Songas a Modernist re-thinking of my realist piece, Bugler on the Ridge- and I am genuinely excited by the lyrical musicality that has resulted in the painted work.
Sculpture and Painting Dialogue:
"If one is to speak, let it be bold, earnest and honest - resounding with conviction and determination. And let it resonate with the wonderful uniqueness of one individual spirit marking its fleeting place amidst the flow of time's passage"