“Robinson Crusoe Island” is part of the Juan Fernandez archipelago off the coast of Chile in the Pacific ocean. It is so named because it is the island where Alexander Selkirk was abandoned, stranded for four years all alone in the early 1700s. His story is commonly cited as the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s classic novel Robinson Crusoe.
A very informative and entertaining article about Mr. Selkirk can be found here .
This is probably the “busiest” composition I’ve ever painted. Judicious use of metallic and “interference” paints enhance the hypnotic aspects of the piece. The orange-to-green shape repeated seven ties is the island itself. The violet-through-blue swirls between and beyond are not really “ocean currents” or anything else, though they do become quite vine-like towards the bottom.
Something else entirely?
18″x24″ stretched canvas, 3/4″ spreaders