Pancake Ice: Third Painting in the Succession Series

“Succession 01 #4-2 (Pancake Ice)” Oil on Canvas 12″ x 12″ (part of 20-panel series, O.D. 48" x 60") © 2008 Marilyn Fenn

“Succession 01 #4-2 (Pancake Ice)”
Oil on Canvas
12″ x 12″ (part of 20-panel series, O.D. 48″ x 60″)
© 2008 Marilyn Fenn

The idea behind this series is similar to the idea of ecological succession, which is a sequence of gradual supplanting of one community of (life) forms by another, each stage building upon the previous stage.

This painting evolved from the ropey forms in space of the second painting, and quickly moves into circular forms inspired by ice floes that bump into each other, thus building up the edges of the forms.

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The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.

— Willem de Kooning
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