Spencer Finch works with a variety of media in order to depict certain light conditions at different times of day, in different places. The helium balloons shown above are actually violet balloons inside cobalt ones to match the blue of the sky over Coney Island in November 2004, in the early afternoon. The oval fresco that follows is an interpretation of the ceiling over Freud’s couch in Vienna, as seen in the morning. A series of multicoloured fluorescent lights is the representation of sunset over South Texas in June of 2003. Can we prove that the colours and light come even close? No, but we can appreciate the efforts, the concept and the tangible results.
Artist: Spencer Finch