Symmetrically balanced wood bars frame and incorporate the wall as part of this shaped canvas. The interior space of a dark chevron pattern provides the ground for an illuminated off-center target-like circle bisected by a raised horizontal bar. A triangle shape, edged with white lines pointing inward, interacts with the raised bar to create an arrow. Painted with a golden yellow, the triangle highlights the innermost section of the halo of circles. Arrows also arise from the top and bottom of this shaped canvas pointing outwards. An arrow and target are two symbolic motifs that emerge from the structure of this painting. A possible meaning gleaned from the painting: the direction to take in reaching an objective, such as transcendence and inner enlightenment, is complete embrace of inner and outer worlds.
All images copyright LUCY MAKI.