East End Arts Gallery Show 'Horizons'
30" x 40" Stretched Canvas Mixed Media
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Infinite Illusion is a digital oil mixed media painting created in Adobe Fresco and printed on stretched canvas. To build texture and depth I then added an overlay of acrylic paints and mediums as well as sand and rocks from Reeves Beach on the North Folk.
In “Horizon: An Infinite Illusion”, the setting sun hovers above the horizon line, lighting up the cloud formations and creating parallel reflections of light across the water. Within minutes the sun seems to disappear, leaving behind a trail of points, tracing the sun’s perpendicular path to the horizon line, the line at which the earth’s surface and the sky appear to meet. Mathematicians and scientists alike would consider this nothing but an illusion. The sun does not disappear, yet one will lose sight of the sun as the earth rotates away from it’s view. The horizon line is an illusion as well, an illusion of infinity as the curvature of the earth appears flat, creating the illusion of a straight line. In mathematics, a circle is defined as a type of line composed of an infinite number of points equidistant from a given point. The earth, a sphere, has a circumference of infinite points. If we zoom in an infinite number of times, the space between two points will appear as a line, in this case the horizon line of the setting sun . . . An Infinite Illusion.