17″ x 20″
FLYING ROCK BURNT TO A CRISP
Taking exception to my love for rich and vibrating colors, I am imagining a dead landscape. The colors are black and white, greys and browns. These are the colors of early photography suggesting a wonderful, quiet, nostalgic beauty.
Does a shaped and protruding canvas create a more “modern” image, using such a limited palette? Does the subject matter help? I have even collaged photos of actual meteor fragments and attempted to recreate textures to indicate the asteroidʼs surface. It is a picture of lifelessness in endless orbit, feeling serious and grave.
But gravity is the answer. It changes orbits and at some point this asteroid will be pulled toward a new home, ending in a fiery, fragmented burst of energy, streaking through the sky.