13 – In The Cave
This is another of the abstract cave-inspired paintings. I lived in New Mexico for a time. It really is the land of sunshine. In looking at the cave dwellings, I thought about relative light & dark. Going from the brightness outside, into the darkness of a cave, you are walking blindly at first. As the eyes become accustomed, you slowly begin to see what is before you. The shape of the space you're in reveals itself, and the space appears to become illuminated.This painting also deals with the idea of memory, and layers of memory -- how memories can be hazy, or distinct, and how one memory leads to another, unearthing things forgotten.Further, this painting was in the exhibit, Contemporary Artists Interpret Stations of the Cross. It was an abstract interpretation of station number 13. The darkness of the station is certainly portrayed in this piece, but there is light there, if only you look for it. This dark, moody, atmospheric painting is done in shades of midnight blue, & white. It is a monochrome, minimalist painting.