Cassandra Tondro

"Equilibrium," Original Painting, 38"x52"

I've been hearing a lot about balance lately. Work-life balance, internal-external balance, yes-no balance, physical-spiritual balance. How do we maintain peace and harmony in our lives amidst a daily barage of chaos and uncertainty?Because I've been thinking about this, I decided to create a visual representation of balance. The inspiration for the color palette was a large piece of burgundy canvas and the banana flower that's blooming outside my studio.The underpalette was a large piece of burgundy canvas and the banana flower that's blooming outside my studio.The underpainting for the piece was created using kitchen tools scavenged from local thrift stores. I rarely use a brush to paint. These marks were made with a paper plate holder, spatulas, ice cube trays, a whisk, a yardstick, and the rims of cups and bowls.The finished painting is stunning with rich colors and an Asian flair, although that wasn't an intended effect. Just a lucky result of the deep colors, layered images and simple Zen-like design.It's meant to convey simplicity, harmony and a balance between the turmoil of the external world and an inner peace in our internal world. Three feels like a balanced number to me. Three legs on a stool are more stable than four.The painting looks fantastic anchoring my dining room and will look remarkable in your home or work space, too.38" x 52" original paintingrepurposed acrylic latex paint on canvasgallery wrap canvas, 2 inches deep with painted sidessigned by the artist on the backwired and ready to hangshipping within the US and Canada is included in the price of the paintingcontact me for an international shipping quote read more