From the artist: "I’ve been working with the idea of FALSE SPRING — hopes that are dashed, endings that aren’t endings, looking forward to newness instead of being in this moment’s reality, the eagerness to get out of an infertile state into a fertile one, judgment of the end and preference for a beginning…

FALSE SPRING depicts the simultaneous hope and deception of said moment; the first time blades of grass begin to peek out of the earth and the air warms enough to tease you with the pink smell of spring, only to hide once more in the late snow flurries of winter. Ultimately, we know abundance is to come but for now, it is not yet here."

Artist Alex Maceda utilizes a process-driven approach that combines layers and layers of oil or acrylic washes and found materials from her desert environment to create simultaneously chaotic yet calming compositions that change as the viewer changes. Alex's process is ritualistic in nature, often employing sacred plants in prayer, some of which make it onto the compositions via ash or charcoal. Alex is known for her vivid and layered abstract oil paintings, and her soft acrylic wash paintings. This is one of her few impressionistic pieces.

Year                                 2022
Materials                       Oil on canvas

Additional information

Dimensions Height 61 cm x Width 61 cm x Depth 2 cm.