M. Blair Ligon · Computer Painting · Fine Art Prints · Desert Series

Mondrian in the Desert
Limited edition of 50
10.5 x 15"
20 x 28.5"
Trees in the Arizona Cactus Plain; computer/hand painted overlays; fractal selections.

I construct lines and color combinations on a flat surface, in order to express general beauty with the utmost awareness. Nature (or, that which I see) inspires me, puts me, as with any painter, in an emotional state so that an urge comes about to make something, but I want to come as close as possible to the truth and abstract everything from that… I believe it is possible that, through horizontal and vertical lines constructed with awareness, but not with calculation, led by high intuition, and brought to harmony and rhythm, these basic forms of beauty, supplemented if necessary by other direct lines or curves, can become a work of art, as strong as it is true...

—Piet Mondrian, 1914, letter on neoplasticism to H.P. Bremmer

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