In the past year, (2017/18) we've experienced some incredible celestial phenomenon over the Rocky Mountains. Starting in August, 2017 with the Great American Solar Eclipse and more recently in January 2018 with the double Super Moons and a Lunar Eclipse. The quality of this extraordinary light over the Western high altitude landscape inspired to me to illuminate my mountains in ethereal baths of energetic light.
In LUMINOUS MOUNTAINOUS, I explore how the color-rich gradient of sky light under dramatic conditions in the Western region effects the perception, depth, mood and experience of familiar alpine and desert basin formations. Using saturated and desaturated color palettes, simulated geological rock textures and actual crushed minerals sourced from an Arizona Mining company - such as Fools Gold and Pink Granite embedded into the painting surface, these new mountainous worlds will emerge and float suspended in a peaceful, dream-like state of consciousness.