Painting: Paint on Aluminium.
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". Framed.
Powdered pigments and solvents on aluminium.
Keywords: red, sun, phaethon, tales of Ovid, destruction, fall, myths
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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:)