What I See: Washington Heights Light and the God Painting

wh6Last week I was in Washington Heights and the light was sublime everywhere, especially driving north on Fort Washington Avenue towards the gardens at Fort Tryon Park. wh5

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photoPardon the scruffy, poor quality IPhone photo of my husband’s painting above…it’s titled “God.” Tim explained that he sees all his paintings as metaphor. I’m paraphrasing here, but this is the gist of what he said about this one: The airplane represents man’s highest aspirations of faith and religion, while the sunlight on the tip of the building represents living truth which is all around us, but just beginning to dawn on civilization. Some may call this God. The artificial or man made light is darkened in the presence of the sunlight. Since I often feel that we as mankind still have so far to go as a civilization, especially where notions of God, religion, truth and love are concerned, this just became one of my favorite Tim Folzenlogen paintings.

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Writing about death, mental illness, spirituality, art and perfume. Because beauty feeds the soul, and love is beyond what we think.

2 responses to “What I See: Washington Heights Light and the God Painting”

  1. Undina says :

    I like the painting though the name is lost on me despite the explanation. But it’s an interesting play on the contrast of the sun reflection (in the man-made windows! 😉 ) and the dark and unnecessary during the day post lamp.

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