Santa Cruz 2 (Fire in the Sky)
This vibrant painting depicts a group of flowers growing under the influence of an orange sun. This work is part of a series by the artist that focuses on color, memory and personal mythology. The color blue, especially indigo, has historically been used in art to suggest the subconscious, as well as dream states and the mystical. Ruecker frequently uses a blue palette in his works that depict flowers. The resulting compositions invoke a sense of melancholy in viewers, as they contemplate the ephemeral nature of life.
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Corey Ruecker’s paintings focus on color, memory and personal mythology. The artist’s work uses indigo as a reference to the subconscious and dream states—as well as the concept of the mystical. Ruecker's blue palette floral paintings contemplate the ephemerality of life, evoking a sense of melancholy in viewers.