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I had fun painting this geometric abstract. I didn't have anything in particular in mind other than I wanted to use some little wood squares as a surface treatment. I am partial to squares for some unknown reason.
The surface of the panel is heavily textured. Once I embedded the squares on to the surface, I covered them with gold metallic origami foil. They really glow and catch the light.
I was very loose with the pattern layout and did not use a ruler. I didn't want it to be so precise that it looked machine-made.
When I was trying to think of a suitable title, I was reminded of Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie because of it's busy little squares.
Mondrian painted this abstract after the Boogie Woogie dance form became famous in the 30's. I would buy this painting for the name alone - it makes you happy.
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