The Kiss of Autumn Night

Northern Hemisphere • Autumn Equinox

During the month of September from my home in Southern England, the beauty of the night sky becomes ever more visible with each passing day. The countless pinpricks of white and blue light are presented in this work as luminous flower-like forms high above.

The autumn equinox is the start of a new season, when night and day are equal in duration. The darker the night, the brighter the stars. Here I show the darkest night of all...

There are some who feel saddened as the summer comes to an end, but I look forward to the flowering darkness and kiss of night. As the ocean overhead slowly turns, I consider the season of my my birth. Night is not the absence of light, but the chance to see far more.

This work is my largest to date. When printed, it is well over three meters square. I imagine gazing at this piece in a large gallery space during the day, and stepping out into the great unknown at night...

A full size extract from the related textural draft that is a third the size of the main work follows.