Higher Than The Soul Can Hope is part of my orb series of paintings, inspired by the idea of "ghost lights" or “will-o'-the wisps" that draw the viewer onto a new path.
For centuries, travelers at night have seen mysterious orbs of light in the wilderness that flicker and recede just out of reach. Throughout history, these sightings have inspired the imagination, frequently attributed to energy, spirits, or wandering souls.
In my work, I explore the will-o'-the-wisps metaphorical meaning, described as a presence that helps lead the way toward achieving a goal or true destiny.
I created this abstract painting using archival-grade oil paint, gold and silver leaf, and natural non-toxic solvent on luxuriously thick, inch and a half deep gallery wrapped canvas. The edges are painted, so the piece is ready to hang unframed.
Oil on Stretched Canvas