Richard Hearns – Crucible

I’ve never really talked about art here on the Heartbeat Life, but it is most definitely an important form of creative expression. If you think about it, all artists have their own unique sense of creation. It’s incredible how they can use a blank canvas and make something come to life. They give it meaning, use, emphasis, power all from the buzzing elements waiting to emerge from the creative space in their minds. Looking at a painting is like looking at a visual story – a tale curated out in intricate details all outlined in anything from uniformity to multifariousness. It’s a beauty and a spectacle all tied into one.

Take a look at the insightful paintings of Irish artist Richard Hearns. In his piece “Crucible,” it becomes something to sink into and the depth of it will embrace you. Each piece has it’s own story, but the story can be told by the viewer. Abstraction and profundity is the first nouns that metaphorically pop out from a glance upon looking at his work. But from what I see, there is a message hidden in each piece. One must take more than just a look to truly understand what’s going on. His work is definitely not a shallow stroll into the deep sea of oil painting. The word Crucible means “a ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures” according to Google. However it also can mean “a place or situation in which different elements interact to produce something new.” This perfectly describes what’s going on in this series. Different colors and tones mingle together to create something else. Please take some time and watch this video from the artist himself as he creates his art while setting an atmosphere of peace.

RICHARD HEARNS – CRUCIBLE from Richard Hearns on Vimeo.

‘To build your first house well is in fact to be nudged beyond its doors’. – R. Rohr

Artist Richard Hearns creates ‘Primordial – Crucible’.

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