Size: 22" x 28"

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Artist: Mike Schwenke


Gallery take:


At first glance the "crosses" formed along the fiery horizon, beam a religous emotional response to the warm lit canvas.  Then, while still assessing the image, I realize the crosses are actually power poles towering over rooftops against a brilliant sunset.  While discussing the work with the artist, my initial response of crosses may have been a bit off, but the "fiery" horizon, quite literally, depicted Central Nebraska's western sky Mike had painted as wildfires in Colorado burned, the smokey atmosphere had made for several evenings of sunsets that seemed as though there was a fire in the sky.