This painting was inspired by a wonderful quote I heard. Paraphrasing, “No matter how dark the clouds are, above it all, the sky is always blue.” (I’m not sure who said it first. If you know, please tell me! ) It was also inspired by Mark Rothko’s Untitled (Black On Grey) paintings.
Where Rothko’s painting was about death, mine is about hope. In addition to the layer of blue behind the black and grey layers, the spokes radiating out from the center spell out, “hope,” in Morse code.
I’ve found it’s interesting to stare at the center of the painting and watch the spokes as they disappear, reappear and merge into one another.