Brushed passages and swipes of sharp yellow, sunset orange, kelly green and sky blue, move in a ballet of color up and down the soaked charcoal ground of this towering acrylic painting.
Color and the grid are the focus of Ristvedt's paintings that through one's lens of experience will reveal a narrative. Here the artist refers to what is ambient, or what is in the environment around the painting as well as in the painting.
"Painting is my freedom 'to be' in the world, to transform what I think and feel about life, to express the essence of things that matter. Colour is the magical sensation and substance, the 'philosopher's stone,' that for me represents hope in a time of great challenge for us all." Milly Ristvedt