Oil on Canvas

36 x 48 inches



This painting depicts the moment when I looked out of my rear view mirror and saw a car speeding diagonally across the freeway towards me.  The moment I realized there was going to be an accident, but a split second before it happened. The white figure represents fate, the universe, what-ever-it-was that caused me to be in that exact spot on that exact freeway at that exact moment of time. Had I driven 5 miles an hour faster or slower for just a couple of minutes, I would not have been at that exact spot at that exact time, and I would not have been hit.  The white figure is mysterious, beautiful and ambiguous. You don't know if it is rising or falling... I fragmented the space to create a sense of movement  rather than using consistent representational space.

The Accident, No. 1: Every Angel is Terrifying