Holes in the ground and things underneath the surface. A few of my art works over the years have holes and people coming out of holes, or standing in holes or going down into holes. NASA #15 which has a hole is now finished.
The title relates to William Blake’s art works that were illustrations for Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Here is an example of Blake’s work, from the 102 illustrations he made for The Divine Comedy – Dante, Virgil and the Minotaur.
The Minotaur – William Blake
Here is another work, with hole, by Blake that influenced my drawing entitled "White Lies Last Dream”.
The Simoniac Pope – William Blake
White Lies Last Dream
The imagery in Blake’s work is fantastic, although I am not quite sure on his theology – but he does seem to be a fired up man. Here is NASA #11 – The Great Fires at NASA – it also has a hole.
NASA #11 – The Great Fires at NASA
In fact, I think all the NASA paintings have holes, but most of them are filled with water.