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This painting is the first of three so far, a vertical polyptych that is the first of its kind. Here I started with the cosmos, and then progressed onto the second panel (Dragon’s Forecast), a portal opened somewhere above the stratosphere of a planet with creatures escaping. The third panel (Sailors Beware) depicts a stormy ocean and two sea creatures locked in battle with a ship caught in the crest of a wave.
In my exploration of polyptychs, I’ve found they’ve only extended horizontally and I was surprised by this. There’s so much more that can be done if they were vertical and the challenge I’ve set for myself is seeing how far they can go.