This Enigmatic World

Alla Dickson's avatar Alla Dickson

World is enigma. Atom is enigma. Each life is enigmatic as well and simply immeasurable in value. We are all connected. Just like atoms. This piece of art was inspired by a macro image of aluminum I saw in my husband's laboratory. It is painted in acrylic in multiple layers, then photographed and printed on aluminum. I was painting layer by layer, by layer. At one moment I stopped: to my surprise I saw an image of sunset over the water. I decided to just add a final white paint stroke to represent a boat sailing to eternity in this enigmatic world full of wonder, opportunities and surprises. This art work is dedicated to the Red Cross volunteers and their selfless mission of love and kindness, where the connection between those who help and those who are helped is simply immeasurable in value. Our family tragic experience this past Christmas Eve, caused by the home fire, turned into celebration of life and kindness, and generosity of the local community. We are all connected.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: metal print of original acrylic painting
  • Width: 48 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 32 inches