Somewhere in Time
Somewhere in Time
Somewhere in Time
Somewhere in Time
Somewhere in Time
Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time

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Artist: Bula Barua
30 in X 40 in
Medium: Blown Glass on Canvas
The Bula Barua Gallery, Imagine Museum


"Somewhere in Time" is an awe-inspiring artwork that immerses the viewer in a captivating world of opulence and intricate beauty. A tapestry woven with remarkable layers of purple, periwinkle, lavender, and lilac, this masterpiece transcends conventional boundaries, merging the elegance of nature with the allure of precious materials.

At the heart of this composition lies a bed of resplendent purple roses, meticulously rendered with an unparalleled level of detail. Each delicate petal exudes a vibrant energy, evoking a sense of mystique and enchantment. As the viewer's gaze delves deeper into the floral tapestry, they discover a symphony of shades: from the velvety richness of deep purple to the ethereal allure of periwinkle, from the gentle washes of lavender to the soft whispers of lilac. The interplay of these hues creates a mesmerizing visual dance, imbuing the artwork with a harmonious complexity.

Intertwined with the botanical splendor are delicate tendrils of 24-karat gold leaf, meticulously applied to add a luminous touch of elegance. The glimmering gold delicately reflects and refracts light, casting a warm and celestial glow upon the canvas. This precious addition elevates the artwork to a realm of high-end sophistication, symbolizing prosperity and the eternal allure of precious materials.

As if to further elevate its multidimensional nature, blown glass elements are intricately incorporated into the composition. These exquisite glass forms, carefully crafted with remarkable artistry, introduce a dynamic layer to the artwork. The translucent and iridescent nature of the blown glass infuses the piece with a sense of fluidity and fragility, creating a captivating interplay between the tangible and the ethereal.

In "Somewhere in Time," the convergence of purple roses, 24-karat gold leaf, and blown glass on canvas embodies a masterful fusion of artistic techniques and materials. The layers of purple hues—each with its unique personality—transport the viewer into a realm of deep introspection and tranquility. The intricate application of gold leaf signifies a harmonious balance between natural beauty and human opulence. The delicate blown glass elements introduce a touch of fragility and movement, inviting contemplation on the impermanence of existence.

This artwork stands as a testament to the artist's mastery in creating a symphony of color, texture, and material. With its myriad layers of purple, periwinkle, lavender, and lilac, "Somewhere in Time" invites viewers to embark on a journey of sensory exploration and intellectual reflection. It is a testament to the complexity and richness of the natural world, encapsulating the essence of opulence and the allure of transcendent beauty.

Created with Blown Glass, pigments, iridescent glitter, 24-karat gold leaf and resin on canvas.

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