Jill Krutick (b. 1962-)
Ice Cube Lilac, 2018
Oil on canvas,
60 x 60 inches
Framed Dimensions: 62 x 62 inches
Ice Cube Lilac was exhibited at the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, “Lyrical Abstraction” at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, March – May 2019. Breaking free of the series’ typical palette of cool, monochromatic colors, Ice Cube Lilac suggests a gentler, softer mood, featuring carefree wisps of curved marks inspired by Krutick’s swirl-style paintings.
Ice Cube Series: The Ice Cube shape has emerged as Krutick artistic fingerprint — triumphantly expressing the human spirit through adversity. The Ice Cube series represents the process involved in overcoming personal challenges. The use of geometric shapes depicts the idea of a set “boundary” or, conversely, being “boxed in.” The molten gold in the middle of many of the Ice Cube works represents the fire from within to overcome a battle capable of melting the boundaries of the cube. Drips on the canvas symbolize the fragments of the obstacle that remain and the memories now inscribed in the story.