Michael Boles, Southern Crossing, 2006. Aluminum, bronze, slate, burled maple, malachite, and gold leaf.
44" x 60" x 3." In the collection of the University of West Florida.
Southern Crossing is like a dream of other places with layers and layers of things both realized and yet to be discovered. I imagine viewing through a window idyllic places with lots of water and stars. To see these places, we must peer into this other reality and push beyond the screens that mask a clear view into the background. Imagery in the foreground is still an illusion, but not by much. Southern Crossing is one of the few of my compositions that remains within a rectangular format.