Sunday, January 29th, 2017
New Work: “Upland Light”
There is a uniqueness to the light of high places. Being above everything else, light hits hilltops first in the morning, and last in the evening. I grew up in a house located at the highest point in town, and noticed this light, just as I was aware of the absence of it when living in Vermont’s Mad River valley, tucked down between two mountains, where we were the last to see sunrise and sunset.
In this piece, “Upland Light”, 24 x 16, the light of early morning illuminates things, amplifying shaded areas with an ambient glow caused by the low angle of the sun, casting long shadows and varying degrees of brightness between foreground and background.