NATURAL PHENOMENA SERIES

The Natural Phenomena series consists of 16 oil paintings on canvas made from 2002 to 2011.


“By ‘natural’ I mean events fomented by ‘the forces of nature,’ the combined and cumulative effects of physics and biology on the Earth. By ‘phenomena’ I mean the unimaginable range of ongoing interactions of the elements of the cosmos and this world, both awesome and mundane, powerful and subtle, both experienced by us and unknown to us.” —WL


“I don’t paint things, I only paint the difference between things.” —Henri Matisse

“An ideal map would contain the map of the map, the map of the map of the map… endlessly.” —Alfred Korzybski


Natural Phenomena 104, oil on canvas, 42 x 48 inches (107 x 122 cm)
Natural Phenomena 101, oil on canvas, 42 x 48 inches (107 x 122 cm)
Natural Phenomena No. 2, oil on canvas, 48 x 66 inches (122 x 168 cm)
Natural Phenomena No. 3, oil on canvas, 48 x 66 inches (122 x 168 cm)
Natural Phenomena No. 2, oil on canvas, 16 x 48 inches (41 x 122 cm)
Natural Phenomena No. 9, oil on canvas, 32 x 96 inches (81 x 244 cm)