Paradigm Shift . 30x40 inches . 2011

 1. natural light
2. artificial / interior light
3. interior and uv light
4. uv light only
5. no light (glow in the dark)

Ingredients: Acrylic, crushed glass, phosphorescent pigments, varnish, water & light on canvas.

[It's hard to tell from the pictures, but the painting changes color from red/orange to blue, green, gold, and violet when the angle is right.] :)

I always find it amazing how quickly the sun sets after it initially touches the horizon. It seems to take forever to reach that point and then within minutes, disappears like it's falling off the edge of the earth. It's a special few minutes. You're almost afraid to look away, lest you blink and find the sun already gone. When it touches the horizon, the shape of the sun becomes liquid, melting the very sea or land it wants to hide behind. After just a few short moments, it's gone and everything becomes darker. Though always there, you suddenly notice the starlight.

That moment, from when the sun first meets the boundary between light and dark, and when it finally disappears, has always felt spiritual to me. Rarely do we get to experience the cyclical workings of the universe on such a profound, personal level.

Paradigm Shift is the latest painting in my Studio C Collection, to be shown on March 26th. If you'd like to purchase or reserve this painting before the show, contact me. :)