2020-2021. This pause in our daily routine, this stay-at-home life because of COVID-19, has been an opportunity for me to reflect on my art, expanding my painting ideas. I’m still very much interested in the Environment. Instead of focusing on water and threats of pollution, I’m now contemplating the idea of the Earth itself. I’ve been learning about the Earth's elements. Going back to the earliest discoveries, these elements were integrated into ideas of philosophy and the visible planets. I’ve been reading about Alchemy. The seven known elements of the ancient world (lead, tin, iron, copper, mercury, silver and gold) related to the seven visible planets (Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Moon and Sun). These elements were known as the Planetary Metals. This is a time of experimentation. No expectations. Just seeing what develops, focusing on my work and seeing where it will go.
 

Earth: the elements
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic and reflective paint on canvas
Earth: Copper
2021
acrylic and reflective paint on canvas
24"x24"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic and reflective paint on paper
Copper Study No.2
2021
acrylic and reflective paint on paper
14"x14"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic and reflective paint on canvas
Earth: Copper (Venus)
2021
acrylic and reflective paint on canvas
30"x36"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic, charcoal on canvas
Earth: Cadmium I (orange)
2020
acrylic, charcoal on canvas
24"x30"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on paper
Earth: Cadmium II (red)
2020
acrylic on paper
22"x28"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Earth: Carbon
2020
acrylic on canvas
24"x30"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Earth: Mercury (Vermilion)
2020
acrylic on canvas
24"x30"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic and silver paint on linen
Earth: Mercury/Cinnabar/Vermillion
2020
acrylic and silver paint on linen
30"x36"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on paper
Earth: Calcium (shells)
2020
acrylic on paper
22"x28"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic, chalk on linen
Earth: Calcium II
2020
acrylic, chalk on linen
30"x36"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Earth: Iron-Prussian Blue
2020
acrylic on canvas
24"x30"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Earth: Iron II
2020
acrylic on canvas
30"x36"