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PORTAL SERIES 2012

David Rothermel's mature works serve as a metaphor for a sense of presence.

Crosssing over from previous landscape works; the paintings still evoke a sense of place or a feeling of being there. A shift from the horizontal to the vertical is a natural evolution where the structure is not compromised.

The "Portal" concept offers a spatial continuity where as the the forms have a tendency to dance in a push/pull, formal, abstract context; while at the same time maintaining their integrity within the rectangle.

These works reflect a time in the artist's past as a billboard painter in the 80's and as a young abstract artist in the 70's. The billboards were assembled in separate panels. Prior to painting, the panels were randomonly pulled from piles of previously painted billboards; juxtaposing in a random fashion, creating mixed images and patterns. It was at this time in the process of production where the images featured on this website have their origins.



Echo
Echo
acrylic on panel - 48 "x60"