The “Luminous Horizons” series features images drawn from the islands in the Salish Sea where I have lived for many years. I am drawn to paint the particular light here, to still for a moment its ephemeral and transitory beauty.
Light has symbolic meaning; light is our first and primary experience as well as perhaps our last. Light informs our sense of time and place. We often respond emotionally to a particular light; we have associations with and memories of light in both our waking and dreaming lives.
As this series grows, I’ve simplified the composition to create interplay between abstraction and figuration, stasis and motion, matter and light. Always the light.
Anne Popperwell 2021