Artist's description:

If you think the colour "blue" you perceive when looking out of the window at the sky on a sunny day is the same "blue" I am experiencing beside you, it's wrong. Your "blue" is not the same "blue" as mine at all. In fact none of us can share the same perceptual experience. Each perceptual experience everyday is utterly different not only between you and me but also of my own as well as of your own.

Let's go back to the colour "blue". Our visual perception is affected by our individual physiological capacities, mental and emotional conditions, the different light conditions (whether indoor or outdoor, what time of the day, which season of the year, what kind of weather, what type of light bulb, etc.) and many more factors. Therefore the colour "blue" never be the same under such conditions. In a way, it changes every moment and will never be the same again. Despite that fact, we manage to name "blue", "red", "yellow" as if we all can share the same visual experience. It's a miracle absolutely.

This small work was produced as one of a series of works for my solo exhibition "'I wandered...' A celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of William Wordsworth's 'Daffodil' poem" at Rydal Mount in 2015. It was by no means the same blue sky between of which Wordsworth enjoyed and of which we experience now. Moreover the landscape has transformed greatly even at such one of the least affected area in England by modernisation as Lake District. Industrialisation followed by two World Wars occurred within a short span of time of long human history... I depicted an aeroplane as a metaphor of such a great passage of time against a backdrop of ever-changing blue sky. Hence, the title "Sky is Blue".

Materials used:

gesso, Japanese sumi ink, acrylic

Sky is Blue (2015)


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This artwork is sold by Hideyuki Sobue from United Kingdom

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