Louise Del Basso

Louise was born in England and has lived in Florida since 2011. 

BA Fine Art Degree achieved in London: 

Attended Central Saint Martin's Collage of Fine Art and University of Hertfordshire.

My contemporary abstract works are sentiment to the fact that is now acceptable to enjoy a piece of artwork without it having a muscular political statement attached to it.  Having the freedom to paint and to be concerned with that alone.

My Piano and Pitcher series: 

The “Piano” as receptacle and provider of ever flowing music and the “Pitcher” as a receptacle and giver of liquid – both essential ingredients of life: water and art, dynamism and continuity! With a social element added by the questions within the titles, the lips and finally the lady emerging in the 'Play it' piece. 

The "Black on Green" abstract is representing cheerful movement within the flowing lines and entwining references of the piano and pitcher.

The flowing lines of ”Play it” in which the lady seems to exude calm energy.  Interrupted as she composes her next direction/rhythm.  Inviting voyeuristic qualities.

The mysterious lady who has misplaced her handbag "Did anyone pick up my handbag?" will eventually put the night back together again.  And may even find it within the circumscribed area! 

The Piano and Pitcher series and in particular the "Love this Tune" painting came to mind firstly as a sentiment to the cubist artist Braque, emanating the deconstruction of the cubist style.

OMBO 

Countless students over the centuries have invested their time and energy grappling with the question "Is Enlightenment 'sudden' or is it 'gradual'?" These and other passages from the canon make the Buddha's own view quite clear:  The mind develops gradually, until it is ripe to make the sudden leap to AWAKENING.

Aum (Om) is the most sacred of Hindu symbols that is considered representative of both the manifest and hidden aspects of the omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent God. It is symbolic of several significant triads – the 3 worlds (earth, heaven and atmosphere); the 3 holy Vedic scriptures (Yajur, Sama and Rig); the 3 main Hindu Gods (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh or Shiva). Om is also considered to be the most sacred of sounds that is the root from which the universe and entire existence arose and that holds everything together.  It is a mystical mantra that is chanted at the start and end of all Hindu prayers, meditations and rituals.  This is the most universal of Hindu symbols and its sound is used in meditation. In Hinduism, the word “Om” is the first syllable in any prayer. More specifically, Om is used to symbolize the universe and the ultimate reality. Some people say that this symbol represents the three aspects of God: the Brahma (A), the Vishny (U) and the Shiva (M). Three being an extremely important number due to all these symbolic references.

The Wisdom Tree, Tree of Life, Bodhi Tree, Tree of Awakening, is also known simply as 'Bo' where Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment and became a Buddha, 'the enlightened one' 2500 years ago.

The tree symbolizes the presence of the dharma/Buddhist teaching.  It has two components, the tree itself and its reflection.  The tree represents life which is outwardly full of desire, sorrow, ignorance.  It's reflective image represents perfection.  It is life reflected by pure clean awareness.  It is what life can be in it's ideal form and when understood in it's true nature.  The roots are the teaching, drinking from the waters of infinity.