Kiishikaahte (There is Moonlight)
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
Acrylic on Wood Panel
18 x 36 x 1.5
The way in which we experience the night is most often mediated by our attempt to overcome it: via highways, artificial lighting, heated seats. In this assisted way of traversing the darkness we focus on purposeful and often essential actions but in our doing so we separate ourselves from a pure and unaltered experience of the night. This painting explores how we feel when we live and travel in this way, and contrasts how we feel when we set aside these intentions and turn off the lights, adjust our eyes. Groping in the darkness, we stumble into something we never expected, our existence in that time and place revealed in all its complexities and interconnectedness. The uncertainty and magnitude of the darkness unavoidably envelops us and we purely experience the present. SOLD