Part drawing and part sculpture, “Looking at the Sun” plays with the concept of the Sublime to investigate our primal need to create and reaction to the power of nature. The figure gazes up at the yellow bands, and treats them with the reverence and wonder of a power beyond itself. The simplified color bands act as a stand-in for the sun, pared down to its radiating color, alluding to our simplified understanding of the natural world around us. This piece looks at this majesty and relates it to the act of inspiration.
charley friedman, copyright