Reaching Out (An Opera), © B. Ragalyi
This is an opera: It has a story with suspense, action, and resolution. The composition has a slightly rigid feeling. Reaching out takes compromise. There is separateness among the individual shapes but engagement. Entities watching, focused on the possibility of coming together at the “still point”.
The “frame” around the outer edges goes with the idea of being boxed in with one’s ideas but infinite space is beyond all. There is some interaction but not necessarily agreement. Which way will it go? Reaching out or boxed in? The 3 darker figures seem to be in opposition to the white figure.
Is the sitting white figure just silently witnessing the action or is the gold shape emanating from this tiny figure and assisting with the interaction? It gives emphasis to the tenuous moment which begins to unite the disparate elements reaching out.
Acrylic on 1-1/2" deep stretched canvas, wrapped--no frame needed, wired and ready to hang, signed on the side.