Upon first glance, the globe composition of Nexuno Thespian’s “Earth Passion” could be a symbolic abstraction of form, with the green foliage like continents and the red rose shapes as islands. But then, the green turns into a figure because a globe within her arms brings the viewer to construct the shapes into a more literal presentation. Fantasy goes with a virtual world like Second Life, so fairies, ghosts, and personified animals, are popular. Such art tends to be too sweet, too illustrative, and more decorative than substantive. The balance in Nexuno’s globe within a globe, pushing back the figure to be subtly organic, and to use the bright colors of the roses as dominant, accented with writing inside, the outer globe is itself a contained entity with a base holding it. The obvious message is that the earth is part of a greater biological system. But rather than show a planetary diagram of the earth’s orbit with its neighbors, the fairy is reminiscent of mother nature. It is an optimistic view of being part of perhaps a protective system, within the safety of a garden. Is the force God? Or someone yet to be discovered? Will the forces of protection outweigh any threats? Does every planet have such an electromagnetic force or have the others lost theirs and are subsequently barren?
Continue to the next review of “Madre Tierra,” by Brunequildalalinda Birdsong, from UWA 3D Art Challenge: Earth
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