Salt and Dust, White IV, 2018 - Michel Comte from Light series

Salt and Dust, White IV

280 x 170 x 8 cm
Mineral pigments, rock salt, coal on rice paper (fermented type) mounted on wooden board

In his large canvas dust and salt, the hand grand natural pigments and salt dedicate to the beauty of fragility of pure icy head of the high snow mountains. When observing under the natural light, people see the shining ice in mountain Everest far away from the routine life. The blue large canvas depicts earth underneath the melted glaciers. The artist coated the canvas with more than 39 layers of pure mineral pigments and paints. From the first glazing, it is dark black earth jets into the eyes. However like the light before ombre before dawn, the pure blue color slightly penetrates through the surface from the underneath. It brings hope and happiness of life in the deep sorrow of the land.