Size: 20 H x 20 W x 0.2 in
Phaethon stole the horses of the sun from his father, Phoebus. He lost control of them and caused the earth to catch fire before he fell to his death; see Ovid, "Metamorphoses".
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Good point Steven, and certainly worth doing. I experimented a little with that idea in the past, with pieces currently not on site; but perhaps not as consciously as you suggest.
Thank you for your constructive critique.
I like it. I remember this story from my childhood. It can be the landscape as seen from above, burning up, with the topography of the mountains and rivers. Or, it can be a detail of the atmosphere catching fire and splitting. Kind of like what was feared would happen to the atmosphere when the first Atomic bomb was tested.
Ar first, I find this image erotic, but after reading your describtion about Phaethon...hmm, now I think about how hell can look when our plant earth will get hurt by something...
Lia, thanks for your prophetic pics that you sharre with us, though I share Hanna's opinion too:)