Web Statistics 173. Night lights - Kerry Thompson | Kerry Thompson ~ Artist


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I met a security guard when going to an event on Sydney Harbour and we talked about city vs nature. City lights burned everywhere around us, except for one black bulk of completely dark land which he pointed out. This painting is rendered with silver and opalescent paint on a French ultramarine blue and phthalo blue background and springs from the thought that at night, where there is no city, the land is black and the sky burns with myriad points of light, and where there is city, the land (and water) burns with myriad points of light because of which we can’t see nearly as many stars.