Maximum Value 2014-2016
A three year investigation of solar flares, black holes and the melting polar caps, very different yet similarly cataclysmic events.
After studying online satellite images of solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and reading about the resulting geomagnetic storms that could bring about the appearance of the auroras, I began this project with six CME studies. These studies evolved into a grid of one hundred one-foot square paintings that, through color transition, depict the journey of a CME from the sun to the earth. The grid begins with the fiery imagery of a solar flare and ends in the coolness of the auroras.
A related body of work titled Looking Closely at Things I Haven't Seen, shares the palette and imagery of the grid through the trope of the Four Seasons.
The project concluded with ten studies that reference black hole and ice floe imagery.