Checkerboard Light and Dark

when people become pieces

Checkerboard Day 1 - digital painting - Dan Beck 2007

Checkerboard Day 1digital painting – Dan Beck 2007

There is a light which happens on the Gabilan Mountains sometimes – where the shadows from the clouds above leave a checkerboard pattern of light and dark visible from all over.

Unusually, the clouds were very mixed checked black and white themselves.

On the same day – later on, I noticed two field workers – hoisting pipes in unison. Though not choreographed, it seemed like it could have been.

I am not sure why I tied the two together – it could have been two different digital paintings – but I think I saw a connection between checkers pieces and the two workers in sync or maybe I am adding meaning after the fact.

There is more movement, more dance, more transparency; but I only saw a glimpse as a passing motorist.

See Also

  • Original Prints – though I have not made the art prints for this new digital painting available for easy purchase yet – please familiarize yourself
  • Photo Essay – searching the checkerboard landscape of images on the web – yielded this fascinating glimpse of history

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