Jamie Brunson – Kirmiz
Dimensions: 60 x 72″
Media: oil, alkyd on polyester over panel
Jamie Brunson’s Kirmiz is a reference to the precious, rare red cochineal dye of the red beetle. The world references the scarlet color revered since ancient times. As early as the 700s, BC, Sargon II’s records indicate the precious nature of the red fabrics he had taken as trophies of war. In ancient Persia and the Near East, the color was highly regarded for its healing properties, and in Medieval Europe, the color was deemed “the wonder of the Orient.” Both Stradivarius and Leonardo da Vinci used the kirmiz color, with the value placed upon the color being greater than five grams of gold. The color came to be known as the ancient symbol of power and beauty, with great healing properties.
New Mexico State University Museum of Art recently acquired a work by Jamie Brunson for its permanent collection.
-Tonya Turner Carroll