What was I considering when I painted Tethys? At the moment I painted it, several years ago, I had just read about the images of the place, and had not seen any. So I know I was not informed by the visual. I read about the act of imagination that got the Cassini-Huygens probe out into space and on its journey to take images of all the moons around Saturn, and thought about what that means, and the hopefulness of that act. I thought about places no one alive will ever see, including the incomprehensible past, which we know happened nonetheless, and of endless space, which is holding us here... (continue)


30 x 30 oil on canvas