Triangulum … 36″ x 24″ Oil on Canvas
Work in Progress – about 75% complete.
This is roughly 20 hours worth of work. This would have taken 100 hours a year ago. My brush has now become like lightning, and is still accelerating.
I have been blessed with some amazing commissions this year. This is the latest I am doing for a friend. of mine. When describing the piece that he wanted he portrayed a vision as a dark and subtle ‘gong’ vibrating pattern breaking away old psychedelic symmetries revealing a new pattern underneath … key words, shadows, dust, dissonance and unveiling.
In the center is an island and on the island grows a tree. In it’s limbs grow 3 fruits of fire and within the are the 3 ripening Spiral Galaxies that make up our local group, The Milky Way, Andromeda and Triangulum. As you follow the curve of the trunk downward you realize that it is growing out of the remains of another tree, but only the trunk, or just the stump of a tree now dead, the roots entwined, the old feeding the new.
The hands of the clock now setting upon the horizon, spin faster than time can be realized … orbiting the island are 8 vortexes swirling with primordial planetary matter of the 8 spheres within our solar system. From the top, spiraling inward to the island according to their Astrological house alignments are, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Mars, Venus, Mercury and the Moon. Between Neptune and Mars is another gear to the orrery that carries the asteroids Ceres, Juno, Vesta and Pallas Athene. Pluto is represented by the tip of the Obelisk which anchors time into this space where an ancient civilization that constructed the Universe and now lays in decay with few inhabitants remaining.
Upon closer reveal, one discovers the island is the remains of a giant waking from a slumber as it comes to the realization of the existence of the moon, which it is studying floating above his hand.