Painted August 2014 This piece slowly evolved one evening when I was contemplating solitude and the night.
It is a studio piece that was painted from quite a few images I took one evening on the former El Toro Airfield in Irvine, California. The night was cold and no one was around. It was the perfect setting really for 'saying' something that I felt is so relevant to all.
I wanted to express utter loneliness and beauty juxtaposed against each other in the dark. Separate yet together at the same time. I suppose I wanted to show visually the relationship that exists between light and darkness and how that parallels our emotions in an ever changing way.
The way the light receded into the night felt like the ebb and flow of life..a constant state of change within us that does not have a solid line at the end..a continuation if you will of expression that is not limited by the unknown..by the black night that really is not black but a tint of darker turquoise blue that blends into a slight purple..then sprinkles into little sparks of hope..perhaps tomorrow.
I loved the shadows and wanted to paint that vague feeling where the lines blur between feeling that something is beautiful or sad. We should decide those things on our own.. which is what the singular figure represents. The individual self.. sitting and observing (perhaps participating when allowed) in the internal dialogue that makes us feel from what we see.
So it is a painting that says different things at different times..and sometimes nothing as all..at least for me anyway. but it most definitely is for us..for all of us.