© 2017 ASG

Acapulco

36 x 18 inches

Acrylic & cotton fiber on canvas

 

Acapulco shows an illuminated palm tree in a warm tropical night. The leaf patterns are reminiscent of Mexican Aztec culture drawings. The pattern density evokes the word "Acapulco", which means "dense reed region" in the Nahuatl language.

 

This painting, which is part of my Tropical Fiber series, is a testimony of my synesthesia, showing how the joy of living under a tropical sky is associated with brilliant yellow, and how the palm tree rustling creates hundreds of purple and orange dots in my mind, like those I have scattered on the web. It was done by first adding cotton fabric to the canvas, then pouring acrylic paint directly from the bottle.

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