Single Work Appreciation Day: "Aquarius," Inka Essenhigh

October 27, 2014 3:38 AM

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I've done this kind of thing before, but from now on it's a program: once in a while, I'm going to write about one or two pieces of artwork. It'll be One-or-Two-Pieces-of-Artwork-Appreciation Day. We'll look carefully at the work and reflect on it. We're going to start with Aquarius, a large and ambitious new piece by idiosyncratic fantasist Inka Essenhigh.

Aquarius could be said to depict a scene, a messy shore beneath a crowded sky. Similarly, it could be said to have a composition, with each panel rising to a peak in a classical compositional triangle, and all three peaks rising and falling in sequence like a wave. These preliminaries of subject and...

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