Ships in the Night

I enter a large gallery where nine images hang on the wall, each well over a meter square. The first and last show a hollow heart-like body surrounded by luminous light traveling through the darkness of space, and accompanied by paths of blue, violet, and golden streaks that disclose an urgency of purpose, of journeying and approach.

The remaining images show two prominent forms in each frame. At times their echoes seep into sight. I think of these simple shapes as starships that move without resistance at unbelievable speed. Two bodies passing in the night. A visual expression of our story: of coming together, of moving apart. Of lighting up the sky.

The nine images are to be viewed as a single work. Each adding to the experience of the next. As a whole the work asks I consider how close I am, how fast I travel towards and then away, and how short a moment with another can be.


The nine views of the work may also be oriented in a square format.
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