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  • Murmuration



    Mixed media on canvas

    Original horizontal large modern abstract painting titled Murmuation. This work speaks to how connected we are to each other through social media and also how we can view events in nature through our computers. I was inspired by the sky dance of the starling murmuration flocking together swooping and twisting across the sky in one spectacular swarm and their reason to group together in numbers for safety. They gather to exchange information such as good feeding areas.

    Movement is one of the defining characteristics of my work. The initial marks on the canvas are gestural, connecting action with emotion.

    All subsequent marks, are an intuitive response. The composition evolves as I work, building layers over the textured surface and using color to create a sense of depth.

    Certificate of Authenticity will be enclosed upon delivery.

    The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted in a warm white and wired on the back and ready to hang. This painting is signed on the front and back and is coated with an archival UV semi-gloss varnish for protection and light.

    Michele Zuzalek is a contemporary, abstract and landscape painter living and working in Santa Barbara, California and Washington D.C. She is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design and her work is widely collected both nationally and internationally.

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