Tuesday, September 8, 2009
"Dusk" measures 36"x36", canvas, acrylic, collage and oil pastel. I painted this about the same time as I painted "Dawn" a couple of years ago. I can see my style hasn't changed much...similar materials and a familiar process for me. In this piece I have placed the evening as on a floating tablet suspended in a black sky by red threads...the hand reaching for the moon. Below the stars are many places of my memory of special twilights. I have a heart connection to dusk, neither day or night but a unique mixture of the two. Ancient Hebrews referred to this time as erev "evening". There are beautiful stories of twilight as a part of Hebrew mysteries. A time between the two luminaries and sometimes expressed as Running Between the Suns. The first three stars seen in the sky denote the beginning of evening and a time to begin the Sabbath. I'm thinking of replacing "Dawn" (Aug. 26Th post)with "Dusk" over our bed for the fall and winter.