The header at the top of each page of my blog is an original water-mixable oil painting entitled ‘Between.’ It was inspired by my reaction to moving from the dense foliage and mostly invisible horizon of the East Coast to the wide open horizon of Arizona. This imaginary scene represents my feeling of existing in the the thin interface between the Earth and the sky. Artists and photographers call this the horizon line. It’s purely conceptual; a visual representation of the curvature of the earth.
I’ve also felt this at the beach, with the Atlantic coast being my favorite. The place where the ocean meets the shore. The idea that we might exist in that space defined only by a thin pencil or ink line, or the in the edge of a 2-dimensional blocked-out shape of paint intrigues me. These places in my life are magical and remind me of the miracle of living within this fragile layer that envelopes our planet.
The painting below demonstrates my fascination for the shore line.
‘Broken Surf,’ watercolor, 2005-2012 © Wendy Fallon