Acrylic on Canvas - 36" x 54"
This image originated from an idea that I brought home with me from the hospital in May 2000. When the idea came to me, the only thing I had to draw on was an advisory pamphlet for patients, so I used the back of it for a rough sketch of the composition. I carried the idea in my head for years afterwards and didn’t get around to executing the painting until ten years later. As in all my Lumen works, the essential metaphor is that of a figure making his or her way past great obstacles towards an opening, a source of light. For more art, check out the feature gallery: Painting Lumen 9