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Size: 18 x 18 x 1.5 in

Medium: Oil / Cold Wax on Panel

Symbiosis develops from a need to be attached, which is human nature. But the pitfall exists when one is so reliant on the other that they depend on them for survival.

This painting explores the thinking and acting upon an identity that may have been given over time. There is risk in playing a role that is expected of you and somewhere, somehow, who you really are and your true values may have got lost. It has never been more difficult to answer that simple question: who am I?

This piece is unframed but is wired for hanging.

Responses (2)

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Carol Santora
Carol Santora Artist

February 22, 2022

Nice review! Love the colors...

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Kym Balthazar Fetsko

March 02, 2022

Thank you! I appreciate the comment ✨

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

February 18, 2022

Inscrutable and enigmatic, Kym Balthazar Fetsko’s Symbiosis is a beautiful abstract work that takes on new meaning when considering the artist’s conceptual intentions. Symbiosis is intense and cosmic, brimming with turmoil and emotions, and visually reminiscent of extraordinary experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage’s later hand-painted films. The questions she poses in her description of the work are universal and insightful. Fetsko wonders if her identity is defined by a preordained societal role or a valid personal expression of self. As I imagine many of you, I have considered this question and found evidence both in support and to the contrary. In some sense, you should adhere to a societal role, in so far as we are a social species that would die off if complete individuality was embraced. However, we must find a way to define ourselves on our terms and reject any culturally mandated role that does not expressly serve communal needs.

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Kym Balthazar Fetsko
Abstract, Abstract Expressionism
Painting - Unframed
Oil, Canvas
12.00 inches wide
12.00 inches tall
1.50 inches deep
4.00 lbs
Dunmore, PA, US