Ponder, A Woman with Her Diary 2015
Oil on Museum Board
101.6 x 76.2 cm
40 x 30 in
Simultaneously, Yuroz began a study of the same woman painting with oil on a museum board, this time with neutral and versatile undertones. Almost in the same pose, Ponder, A Woman with Her Diary (2015), presents a soft and elegant appeal.
Her core has not changed but she has mastered the art of her charm. Still holding her book, she cuffs most of it inside her palm, clearly signaling her willingness to put aside her reading and substitute with the day’s poetry.
Was she eavesdropping on two lovers’ serenade played without strings or watching their tender embrace with emotions so deep that they quietly aroused her senses? Or was she considering a stranger’s promise of momentary ecstasy as he tactfully interrupted her reading to blush her with his impish desire?
Ponder, A Woman with Her Diary again poses questions but suggests only a vague path to answers. Encouraging us to challenge a fait accompli by creating our own lyrics, Yuroz invites us to join him in his signature visual symphony.