Seth Rouser
To Hold Transient MessengerAwakened by Sleep Ire and Elation
A Glimpse of What is to ComeNoctilucentTumult (study)LamentObscuredFather's Day (for E)Procession II (Veritas Verga)Procession IColossus ReverieThe Ineffable State of BeingUntitled # 6Ephemera Hands Raised to EmpyreanEmpyrean 1SerpentineUntitled #5
This group of paintings explores cloudscapes as a metaphor for the
human experience. Clouds, of course, are always shifting in form
and character; the human condition is much the same. We are all in
flux throughout our lives, changed by our surroundings, by our
relationships, and by our physiology. Despite this, we consider
ourselves more or less a fixed entity, observing the world and our
relationship to it as a continuum. Although we can see the often drastic
metamorphosis of our lives, we never-the-less remain tied to
the thing we call the self. For this reason, I depict this ordinarily
transmogrifying subject as still. The abstract mark making and
choices in color are meant to be a visual commentary on the
existential realization of temporal experience, with its evocation of
extremes, from joy to anxiety.