The Meeting, 34" x 46", oil on canvas
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The Meeting unites two opposite styles of buildings, one influenced by the classical arch with columns atop a checkered floor while juxtaposing a futuristic building, a spaceship influence.
The origin of checkered floor designs traces back through the ages, encompassing symbolism, style and beauty, masonic references, and more. "The Mosaic Pavement", also known by the masons as the "checkered floor", is a representation of the ground floor of King Solomon's temple, and is emblematical of human life, checkered with good and evil. In The Meeting, the checkered floor is in mint green with dark blue-purple squares, presenting a new life formation, versus the traditional black and white colors.
The great inventions of the arch and columns continues to enrich architecture: strength and support of buildings globally, added by the high level of craftmanship by its inventors and followers, thus transcending a space into an elegant icon and beauty...a tribute to the Greeks and Romans! Both constructions, the spaceship and the arch atop the checkered floor, wish to merge and cultivate more wisdom together, while surrounded by a bright sunrise.
This painting was first exhibited at "Geometric Goddesses" exhibition at Roll Up Gallery, San Francisco, March 2012. The Meeting was exhibited during Araujo's solo show, Tomorrowland Today, at the Trade in Sacramento, from April 18th to July 31st, 2015.
Welcome to Tomorrowland, Inside Magazine, by Jessica Laskey, July 2015, page 56.
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Tomorrowland paintings featured in "Good Day Sacramento" at The Trade, April, 2015.
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"Geometric Goddesses" @ Roll Up Gallery, by Alan Bamberger @ Artbusiness.com, March, 2012.
ARTIST BIO Patricia Araujo was born in Miami, Fl, the daughter of Colombian parents. Her father was an architect at Walt Disney and during his last years he assisted with the development of Epcot Center. Patricia grew up in Bogota, Colombia and since childhood, she was enchanted by architecture and form - drawing arches and entrances, and designing imaginary floor plans. After completing high school in Bogota, Araujo moved to Northern California to pursue her college education. She studied architecture, ...