Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Atrium of Time

This is another of my visual explorations of Gene Wolfe's NEW SUN writing. This scene, the "Atrium of Time," is inspired by Wolfe's descriptions of a ruined palace with a sundial, where his main character carried on a forbidden romance. The terraformed moon hangs in the sky, lit by the fading sun. My design is much influenced by the surrealistic paintings of Giorgio de Chirico and Max Ernst. I am sure that Wolfe was also looking at the same artists' work.

"The Atrium of Time" is acrylic on illustration board, 16" x 12", August 1983.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Very colorful and moody! Nice!