Emergence – coming out of the darkness?

Or is it more a question of unfolding?

I suspect that all work is really in a state of emergence. Really, it is a question of deciding when it has fully emerged. This new work is called Emergence, because that is how it feels. The question is, what is emerging? Well I guess that depends on how you, the viewer feel about it.  I suspect it might be something different for each of us. This work is the third in my series dealing with clothing. Here are some photos of the work in progress and the finished painting……

It began with drawing – as posted earlier…….

Dress 1


And progressed to drawing up on the canvas…. and oops – it looks like I forgot to take any photos of the intermediate stages. Well there is one…..


Emergence,Kadira Jennings

Preliminary brush strokes after the under painting


As you can see, at this stage the work didn’t have any of the fine detail added to it.  Below is the finished work followed by some close up shots of some the details.

Emergence - The Finished Work

Emergence – The Finished Work



Emergence detail i,Kadira Jennings

Detail i



Emergence detail ii

Detail ii


Emergence detail iii

Detail iii


Emergence Detail iv

Detail iv


For more on this painting take a look at it here.

And that’s it for this week.

Look For Thursday’s Post: New Beginnings……

Next Monday’s Post: PopUp Project’s Opening and wind up?

Posted By: Kadira Jennings