Blue Sunrise

Blue Sunrise 
Icelandic morning light, cast mulberry paper, time
Dimensions: Variable

Blue Sunrise is a fourth-dimensional painting that uses light captured from the sunrise sky in Iceland during the winter months. Over a two-hour period, the sunrise moves from the deepest blue to white and immediately back again. There are only 4 hours of sunlight per day at this time of year.

In response to this light cycle, fourteen sections of time in the sunrise sky were layered on top of one another to form a visual corridor of changing light. What results is a composition of sunrises compressed into one visual and temporal plane so the length of sunrise and its ephemeral quality can be experienced in a single place and time.

Study of Blue Sunrise

Acrylic, cast mulberry paper, frosted plexiglass

24” x 24” x 2”


A study of Blue Sunrise captures a moment. The composition is made from cast paper and forms a slightly convex shape. This heightens the phenomena of blue and depth.

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