What we know, what we imagine

Oil on canvas

Drawing on the history of western landscape painting, I look to the sky as a site to consider our simultaneously timeless and tenuous place in nature. It provides me with a way to recognise that the natural world’s aesthetics, power, and capacity remains beyond human authority. The sky is paradoxical – irrespective of time, it inherently stays the same, yet changes minute by minute. Looking at the sky, and the feelings of reflection and reverence that entails, is something familiar to everyone. I want to use painting to recall those visual moments, but also to elevate feeling above seeing.

Emerging category

by Perrin Millard