Infinity 8 is my most recent abstract painting that I completed last weekend. Last Saturday the date was 8-8 and I had been reading about the 8-8 Lions gate which was an important date during Egyptian times and started thinking about the number 8 which when turned on it’s side becomes a mathematical symbol representing the concept of infinity. This led me to the idea of painting a large infinity symbol that was shaped like an 8.
I first painted the large purple eight shape on the page. As I looked at the eight, I started thinking about doubles, two circles next to each other. This led me to play with the idea of twins, double trouble, as they say. Since I am an identical twin, I’ve heard that saying many times. I painted smaller bright green circle in each circle and then continued painting matching colors and more strokes between the two circles. I then painted a large fish shape between them. I’m pleased with this painting; it was fun to do and again I’ve used my favorite colors.