Watching-Waiting by John Norall

Watching-Waiting by John Norall

Watching-Waiting

John Norall

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Title

Watching-Waiting

 
Artist

John Norall

  1920 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
 
Technique
watercolor 
Image Size
9 1/2 x 13 1/2" image size 
Signature
pencil signed within image, lower right 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
pencil titled in lower center on verso 
Reference
 
Paper
white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20187 
Price
$200.00 
Description

In the late 20th century John Norall worked on a series of watercolors he collectively titled “Waiting,” comprising several images of people in a state of suspended activity. Sitting at a bus stop, perched on a pier with a fishing pole, anticipating the angle of an incoming tennis ball, etc. It is evident that Norall was intrigued by the state of in-between, where a person is caught for a brief moment - or even, sometimes, for several hours - in stasis, allowing an outside observer to wonder what the figures in the scene are thinking; what compels them to continue to wait?

In this unusual composition the observer is looking upward at the top floor of an apartment building, seeing a man with binoculars leaning out of a window, holding still, waiting on his own observation. Just beyond him on the second floor outcropping sits a pair of seagulls, looking in the same direction. They, too, wait.

 
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