Oil on canvas.
607 x 455mm.
About the artwork
Spreading ‘Red Rainbows’, Lucy Horne has long had an interest in the weather and its impact and influence over our landscapes. There is a strong focal point with this passion of hers and in the latest collection of work by Lucy Horne one can see the study of the atmosphere, atmospheric phenomena, and atmospheric effects on our weather in her paintings.
The atmosphere is the gaseous layer of the physical environment that surrounds our planet. Our existence as a human race depends on how we safeguard that. It’s a very topical discussion and affects us all on a day to day basis and our concern and action to look after our atmospheric environment should be paramount with each one of us including governments and councils worldwide.
In this work Red Rainbows, Lucy showcases her study on clouds and rainbows. The number of colours an individual perceives in a rainbow depends on expectations, which are the product of culture. Aristotle, for example, wrote of only three colours in the rainbow: red, green and violet. Some early Islamic scholars also saw a tricoloured rainbow, but it was red, green and yellow. Medieval proto-scientist Roger Bacon described five colours as did early Chinese scientists and philosophers. Only after Sir Isaac Newton, in the 17th century, linked perceived colours in a rainbow to notes on a Western musical scale did European scientists agree that there were seven colours.
It is now time for the world, if we are to survive, that we also expect to agree to and expect our own personal responsibilities to our atmospheric wellbeing and expect Government policies to include a strong safety net for the future of us as a human race and our planet.
If we are to continue to see our rainbows shine, we must see all of us as a part of that red rainbow of colour. Each of us is a droplet in that rainbow and we must step up and spread the word and make the changes. Be that droplet of colour for change and spread the word and share the Red Rainbows.
Free of charge within New Zealand.