A.D. COOK

Nirvana – New Pearl Painting on Canvas

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

~Vincent van Gogh

Nirvana After Dark

The pearl/phosphor starfield turns on when the lights go off, transitioning from pearls to a florescence.

She rests quietly in her stillness of mind after the fires of desire, aversion, and delusion have been finally extinguished. She has found her Nirvana.

Nirvana – Acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 60″ [91.44 cm x 152.40 cm] © 2012 A.D. Cook

Created in beautiful pearl metallic blues over a hand brushed pearl base layered on a specially-prepared canvas surface. Metallic mediums mixed into my paints create a glistening effect with the changing light, creating a new experience with each viewing. The graphic and energy burst is phosphorous – capturing light throughout the day and emitting a glow of energy. In this painting, my muse is portrayed about life-size.

Completed on November 30th, “Nirvana” is my fifth and final life-size figurative painting for my pearl series for 2012.

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The graphic across the top of this painting is the binary code for “GOD”

Enjoy my newest video of Nirvana – art in process.
Special thanks to Tim Catching who’s fantastic music vibe is always welcome in my studio.

Previous artworks featuring Lynsey: Eclipse | Backdraft | Repose | Brooklyn | Lynsey | Waiting | Spring | Catching Wind (drawing)

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