THE VERTICAL HORIZON
Graphite and pastel on paper, 40 x 26 in.
and also as an
Archival print available in multiple sizes
In this work the mother and child form
a landscape. She is the sky with
clouds and sun, while he is the land
and the sea. The mother’s halo is the
sun rising above the clouds and blue
sky of her clothing. The boy’s lower
body is transformed into a fish tail,
making him a merboy and a symbol of
the sea. The plant above him becomes
the earth with its foliage. The space
between the two figures is the horizon
line and it is vertical, inspiring the
title, The Vertical Horizon.