Friday, September 03, 2010

Antoine Faddoul Exhibits The Moon-After, Virginia Tech Memorial

Antoine Faddoul is exhibiting his amazing painting, The Moon-After, Virginia Tech Memorial, in Still Point Art Gallery's current exhibit, True Artist. Being 40 by 30 inches in size, the piece is undoubtedly imposing and arresting. Executed mainly in black, gray, and white, it is somber and dispiriting. The work is a memorial to those who died in the Virginia Tech Massacre, which occurred on the campus of Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007. Faddoul began work on the memorial during the first full moon after the massacre and completed the piece early in June 2007.

The words of the artist...
It is the first time the full moon is observed after the massacre of Virginia Tech. For many, the moon will never look the same again.

This is a quest to extract the feelings for the souls that will be missed in the lives of many, and for the souls among us that were touched in different ways.

A trans-mix of materialistic and spiritual elements is represented by colorless buildings, lilies to convey an overwhelming feeling of surprise, shock, grief and hope. Thirty-two different types of lilies in white and orange emerge from the gray-shaded mix of figures, symbolizing the spirits of the 32 victims.

The Moon-After, Virginia Tech Memorial        [Larger Image]

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Christine Brooks Cote
Still Point Art Gallery
September 3, 2010

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