Artist Insight: Nocturne

Nocturne is a deep blue and gold pieces inspired by the night.


“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” 
― Haruki Murakami

Nocturne is one of my new works, influenced by the night sky and James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s Nocturne. Whistler’s painting is a term coined by the artist to describe a style that depicts impressionistic scenes of the night. With the absence of direct light, scenes of the night sky appear in a veil.

In addition, a nocturne is a musical composition—in my case, an artistic one—inspired by or evocative of the night. With this encaustic piece, made with gold leaf and shades of blue, I aim to return the viewer to the serene experience of stargazing, watching the stars wink above. This weekend, the Orionids meteor shower will be visible; look up around midnight and enjoy!