Sunday, June 27, 2010

Glimpses of the Sublime

Those of us blessed with normal vision are bombarded with images every waking moment. But a scant few of these actually make a memorable impression. I imagine the images that are meaningful enough to be recalled are unique for each of us even if we see the same common scenes.

Afloat is inspired by the endless bands of color that can be seen from an airplane window at sunrise and sunset. Because of the high perspective there is often no clear anchor point with which to orient oneself. Some color displays (such as when flying the polar route from the US to the far east during the summer) can be so spectacular and prolonged as to remain in memory forever.

PS: The slight glare on the surface is simply my error in taking the photo after applying the acrylic sealer.

Afloat, Acrylic on canvas, 18"x24", $100

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