Grave Yard

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The graves emerged from the background.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

February 14, 2022

Sarah e McIntosh’s "Grave Yard" strikes an impressive balance between abstraction and figuration to portray an emotionally provocative and aesthetically contentious image. For obvious reasons, many people are turned off by graveyards, while others—like myself—love them. I find their silence, peaceful sadness, and uniform variation incredibly freeing. Whether you like them or hate them, everyone can agree that no other place feels like a graveyard. They are a monument to life and a stark reminder of death; even the tombstones record each person's time on earth. I can't tell what McIntosh’s relationship with them is, as her palette and brushwork remain open to interpretation. It is unmistakably beautiful, but she also maintains something of an emotional distance from the scene. The abstraction obscures her sentiments and leaves the viewer to experience the work on their terms.

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Sarah e McIntosh
Abstraction, Landscape
Painting - Framed
Acrylic, Canvas
15.00 inches wide
12.00 inches tall
1.00 inches deep
5.00 lbs