WaltonFord, Vija Celmins, and Elizabeth Murray have impressive artwork,which explores the aspect of time and humor. Humor clearly comes outin their work through irony, goofiness, satire, and sarcasm. Theartists indicate that there is a new era in the art whereby it can beused both for analytical and fun purposes. The work of the threeartists expresses a fascinating exploration of nature. For example,the work of Vija Celmins presents a thematic aspect of her work. Inher work, she explores the nature in various ways, for instance, theocean, night sky, and disasters among others. The work of the artistsalso reveals a sense of humor that is used in narratives through art.On the use of nature, artists like Walton have significantly focusedn wildlife, which brings out some intellectual and thoughtfulness(Christopher,2007).
Amongthe three, I am fascinated by the work of Vija Celmins because of thecolorful expression of nature in a humorous way. There is a layer ofcommunication and intimacy embedded in her work. This familiaritymakes the work complex and with some degree of mastery which lacks inmany artists. There is also the historical aspect of her work wherebyshe tries to bring out the ancient past, nature, and rhythms of life(Christopher,2007).Time can be evoked and transformed through the use of art. An aspectof her work that one can criticize is the lack of information on mostof her pieces. She also produced some negative images such as spiderwebs which were criticized in the 2000s. However, they still have alevel of meticulous surface development and luminosity. Her work isvery different and shows the sustainability and relevance of artacross time (Christopher,2007).
Christopher,M. S. (2007). Becoming an Artist.