The Fallen is a balanced piece that is neither fully aggressive nor passive and looks great on a bare white wall.
Good ole Red and Blue
Right away with The Fallen, you’ll notice it’s red and blue streaks that carry from side to side. Now, what you may not notice right away is the fact that these are somewhat muted compared to many of my other pieces. They actually seem to flow effortlessly from end to end which draws the eyes.
The colors used in the piece are pastel-like, and calming (to me at least). The colors sort of remind me of old red and blue pick up trucks, the ones with the faded colors. Why, I have no idea.
There’s also an interesting balance along the outer edges with the light and dark streaks, which helps the piece not feel too overwhelming or lopsided. Not necessarily intended, but I was definitely happy with.
The colors of the piece I actually did not pick out myself. My seven year old son did.
While I was looking at color schemes online, my son saw this particular one and told me I should do it. (Although, I think the real reason he chose it is because the picture of the colors had a guitar in it and guitars are cool to him…)
So I used ’em.
Lines as Usual
Straight lines are no stranger to me these days, but when I created The Fallen, I wasn’t exactly trying to break the mold. Sometimes that is my goal – to do something out of the ordinary – and sometimes not. Sometimes I just want to make something simple. Not sure if I’m alone in that feeling
With The Fallen, I really just wanted to create a layered piece that wasn’t extremely edgy, and could be hung either direction. Something familiar, but not demanding. I think I got it right on this one.
Who Are ‘The Fallen’?
I’ll be honest – I don’t always know where the name of my pieces come from. I don’t like to overthink it. Many times I will choose the first name that pops into my head; this one being an example of that.
I think it’s because the piece in a small way seems somewhat patriotic, or at least remind me of the faint hint of police sirens. While this was not my intent, I will say that I could definitely say that it may have influenced the name.
I don’t always agree with action of police or military or the government itself, but I am grateful for people who have given their lives so that we may lives the abundant lives that we live here in America. I’m very grateful for that.
My ultimate hope is that it pulls enough strings in your own heart that you might buy it :-).
What do you say?