I have seen the aurora borealis twice. Its upward dance called me away from the horizontal realm of linear thinking and lit a craving in me for vertical alignment with earth and sky.
Depending on the light and the angle of viewing this painting–– the reflectivity of the water may obscure or reveal what is below the surface, reminding us of the handy gift of a shift in perspective. Noticing the arrival of the full moon became a way to mark the passage of time for me during COVID. She showed up in my work in a myriad of ways from temporal ice discs to an embroidered constellation in burnt wood.
I had a lot of fun making this one!
This piece is unframed. 1.5″ depth birch panel.