The Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away

First I was captivated by natures broken grids (Visible, Invisible, Veiled).  Then I twirled around amongst the trees and captured the movement of their vertical(ish) lines within Breathing Space.
The Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away - the first painting in this series, explosive blotches of orange, yellow, violet, viridian and red spread - reaching out beyond the edges of the thick ecru canvas - which provides the background to the display. 183cm high and 112cm wide.
The Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away

First I was captivated by natures broken grids (Visible, Invisible, Veiled).

Then I twirled around amongst the trees and captured the movement of their vertical(ish) lines within Breathing Space.

Now it feels as if I have lain down within the central circle of Serenade.

Held close by Mother Earth, I look up to see the sky and the clouds - sailing, shifting, twisting or bumping along as they are gently held, stretched or squashed by the wind.

To observe and also to imagine what might happen if the sky crashed down upon us or exploded into zillions of small pieces - odd shapes, slithers, chinks, chunks and slices of sky: would they reflect light or soak up the darkness?

Energised by some unseen force, maybe they would swirl around the world, laughing, chattering, a cacophony to get the people to look up in wonder, amazement or horror?

Perhaps they would collectively spy the moon, make a beeline for it, and look down upon us.

And if they circled the sun, would the refracted light blind us, and if they zoomed off to visit distant planets would they ever return?

These visions and more are revealed as my feelings and emotions ricochet between awe, anger and wonderment; darkness and light - reflecting the precarious state of Planet Earth and our life upon it.

Tarazed is an acrylic on Moulin de Larroque paper abstract circular painting 50cm in diameter. Blues and greens form an incomplete background, partly splattered. Organic orange and blue-green shapes float whilst some areas look quite scaly due to the layers of paint and texture of the paper. Part of The Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away series.
Tarazed
Ginan is a bright abstract painting fizzing with vermilion, lemon yellow, acid green and spots of oxide black. Painted on a 50cm circle of Moulin de Larroque, Ginan is part of The Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away series.
Ginan
Fafnir is a dark, explosive painting in vermilion, oxide black and silver. These muted colours explode over the surface of the textured handmade paper which is a 50cm circle. Part of the Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away series.
Fafnir
Chamukuy is an abstract 50cm circular painting. Layers of splatters lie beneath explosions of vermilion, lemon yellow, oxide black and silver in this vibrant abstract. Part of the Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away series.
Chamukuy
Nocturnal Luminance (Detail)
Nocturnal Luminance (Detail)
Halo
Halo
Uprising is an unusually violent image. A figure emerges from a maelstrom of red and blue against a gold background. Shaking with energy and raw anger, this acrylic on thick 600gsm handmade Moulin de Larroque paper measures 108cm high and 58cm wide. Part of the Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away series
Uprising
The Messenger is an abstract oil and acrylic painting on canvas and hung like a banner. Against an explosive background of copper, gold and king's blue, a winged amethyst bird or beast flies out towards the spectator. A messenger from the chaos. A painting from the series 'The Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away'. Ruth Dent contemporary British abstract artist.
The Messenger
Glacial Burst is full of spiralling splashes as the dominant blue, pale cobalt green and silver splashes energise the creamy coloured canvas.120 x 140cm and hung like a banner. In the Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away series.
Glacial Burst
The Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away 2 - an energetic and explosive melange of greens, blues, pinks, yellows and oranges vie for attention in this centripetal image. 183cm x 112cm acrylic on thick ecru canvas.
The Day the Sky Shattered and Flew Away ll