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Cassandra Tondro, "Monkey Mind," abstract art

"Monkey Mind," original painting, 24" x 36"


The same worrisome thoughts going around and around in the mind. It's an uncomfortable state of circular thinking known as "monkey mind."

In the "Transformation" series, I excavate older work, transforming it into something new using layers of addition and reduction. I mine my observations and emotions to create expressive paintings that explore the range of experiences around transformation.

These are exciting pieces to work on, because I never know what will emerge when I sand through the many layers of paint. Often the paintings start out as a muddled mess, but with sanding they become surprisingly beautiful works of art.

The concept of transformation also applies to recent times. The world is going through a profound process of reorganization and change. Humanity is in a rapid state of transformation, and we don't yet know how the new world will look.

Sustainability is an important part of my artistic practice, and this painting was created using repurposed leftover house paint that would otherwise go to waste.

  • 24" x 36" original painting
  • repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas
  • coated with UV varnish for durability and to protect against fading
  • gallery wrap canvas, 1-1/2 inches deep with painted sides
  • signed by the artist on the back
  • wired and ready to hang
  • FedEx shipping within the US
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