A Sign in the Sky of Something, Somewhere Else
Oil on canvas with Swarovski crystals, 24k gold leaf and flocking
A Sign in the Sky of Something, Somewhere Else A Sign in the Sky of Something, Somewhere Else The dolphin and her offspring get to live in a floating universe of stars.I was inspired by the winter night sky and how on one clear night I saw the largest object visible in the universe, besides a planet, called the Orion’s Belt. It got me to thinking about space travel. Voyager I probe launched in 1977 is still carrying it’s gold plated disc recording with images, out to space forever. I wonder if this time capsule will ever come across intelligent life.I have been studying the Octopus in my last paintings. The spiral shapes of the arms as they extend out, fall into my fascination with the Fibonacci geometric spiral shape, and is repeated in the compositional map on the surface of the painting of sparkling crystals. This sea animal’s beautiful colors change with it’s emotions. It inhabits a world far away from outer space on the sea floor. Paradoxically the animal has a very deadly poison in it’s bite, repeated in another animal found in my paintings, the coral snake. Both have a scarlet red touching yellow, colors that are known to be the most attractive scientifically to the human eye.
The Thing that Eats the Heart is Mostly the Heart…. Hercules.
Oil on Canvas- Gallery Wrap Frame
24” x 24”
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In these times of conflicting ideas and Ideals we must remember consequences of entering into a fight. Isn’t it best to struggle and try to get alone instead of entering into conflict. Conflict, as this image suggests, leads to someone being victorious and the other defeated. We look to art to speak and I hope this image can remind us to have more care with conflict.
Last Fall I saw this artwork at the National Gallery DC. It is fun to draw in museums, every artist should from time to time. I made from this middle age wood-engraving print, this drawing that, I snapped a picture to work on later. I has become this painting. I guess I shelter myself from reality by using an irrational imagined color for the lion. “Hercules… The Thing that Eats the Heart is Mostly Heart” Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 24” x 24”.