Portfolio > Horizons

This series is concerned with the horizon, that ever-changing, straight or crooked line that defines and bounds the visible world. It draws our eye. It beckons, it promises, it threatens, it hides the world that lies somewhere over the line. It caps the solid world or sea below, and bottoms the sky above.

It is difficult, though, to obtain within a picture frame a good feeling for the sheer, spreading horizontality of the horizon. I'd like to have a canvas that could extend to the edges of your peripheral vision, or surround you, to show you the broad, endlessly broad expanse of it, but that is not practical. Instead, I present here a set of images that cut off the vertical elements and extend the horizontal, and then I set the pictorial result within a frame of flat color fields that emphasize the lively color and action of the scene.

(c) Martin Randall Joyce 2017
construction paper on cardboard
16" x 16"
2017
(c) Martin Randall Joyce 2017
construction paper on hardboard
11' by 11"
2017
(c) Martin Randall Joyce 2017
construction paper on hardboard
16" x 16"
2017

Waterfront at Wakasuka
(c) Martin Randall Joyce 2017