Forest for the Trees (View 12)

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Mills de Pinyas, Ronald
painting; Ron Mills; Art and Design; Art Practice
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Forest for the Trees (Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen), a durational performance painting and installation (acrylic on canvas), measures 9 feet by 12 feet.Artist's Statement:Ron Mills-Pinyas painted this canvas in the Linfield Gallery. Viewers were invited to return during the process.The painter is here approaching the subject as metaphor for our often myopic rush to think we know, vis-a-vis a larger scope of existence that includes the perceiver as much as the perceived. Therefore, those looking for trees may be disappointed. Look for “the forest” of which you are already a part.The work is dedicated to the memory of Mills-Pinyas's dear colleague of many years, master ceramist and artist, mentor and philosopher of art, Nils Lou. This work will later go to Gallery Kunsthaus Burg Vossloch in Hamburg, Germany as part of a traveling exhibit about the spiritual meaning of wilderness and the wisdom of the natural world.