The Clouds That Roared
Acrylic painting
12h" x 12"w

Mary Bee Kaufman

created in response to Savage
composed by Christian Dubeau

Hardened, loud, sonorous blocked chords reverberate and create a nervous energy. They speak to the majesty of the Alaska Range and clouds that linger over the Denali landscape. 
My piece pulls from the repetition of this strong dominating chord structure. Below the moody grey wall of chords are vague mountain forms, separated by an ethereal release of tension (yellow) as the music tumbles and transitions through scales and arpeggios. The repetition of shape at the base represents a return to the blocked chord form.  It is surrounded by the calming effect of blue and separated from what lies above by a horizontal copper line, the grounding color of earth.