GEODES EPHEMERA SKIES | Set 1 SKIES | Set 2 SKIES | Blue Phenomena Subset SKIES | Over Lahaina SKIES | Over Ground Zero 1 FINDS HOSTS CONSTELLATIONS SHARDS COCOONS QUAVERS STRAYS TWELFTH NIGHT ORIGINS SPIRES SUGAR STICKS WISHES ICE RANDOM ACTS BOWS PHENOMENA BUBBLES
 
 
SKIES | Over Lahaina
 
 
I WAS NUDGED to create this set of SKIES in January of 2023. By this time, I was aware that my SKIES series were not only about phenomena unfolding in my mind— like clouds forming in the sky—but also about seeing what's on the horizon... and even beyond it. Despite their beauty, I was wary of these images. They suggested a view from water of an island... that appeared to be on fire. Plumes of smoke were rising from bright orange blaze-like shapes. Farther away, an orange glow filled the late-afternoon sky. Yellow and orange flame-like tongues licked upwards in gusts of wind. As I do with a lot of my work, I decided to hide these. I showed them to no one. I put all the images in a folder named, "SKIES | Island Fire". Months later, when images of the fires in Maui saturated the media, I looked back at these images and saw an uncanny, inexplicable resemblance. Compare them to the news images yourself. When it's sincere and straight from the source, art can be at once absolutely beautiful and utterly terrifying.
 
"3PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"3:10PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"3:15PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"3:43PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"3:51PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"4:01PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"4:12PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"4:30PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"4:35PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"4:38PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"5:00PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"5:04PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"5:20PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"5:21PM Detail Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"5:22PM Detail Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"5:35PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"5:51PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"5:53PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"6:00PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"6:03PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"6"17PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"6:44PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"6:53PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"6:58PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"7:00PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"7:04PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"7:08PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"7:09PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"7:18PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"7:25PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"7:28PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"7:41PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"7:44PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"8:11PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"8:25PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"8:32PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"8:40PM Over Lahainai" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.
"8:55PM Over Lahaina" | From the series, SKIES | Multimedia painting and photography combined on silver metal.