Oil and Wax, 20 x 20 inches
The “Surface” series of paintings explores the visual properties of the transition between water and the atmosphere. The common elements of these paintings are a tilted horizon (conveying instability), a sense of depth (observing below the surface) and wave action (water breaking beyond its surface).
“When I was young, I believed…that painting was a sort of reaction which reconstructed the spectacle before our eyes, preserving our memory of it, or that it allowed us to reconstruct or imagine some scene which illustrated an idea. Now I think that painting is rather in the domain of philosophy.” – Jacques Villon (1875-1963)