Details:

This painting depicts a scene in a small stretch of city land that has been illuminated by a waxing gibbous moon. The moon and the tree act as two characters in communication—a celestial body illuminating a piece of nature.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Hole in the Sky

This painting depicts a scene in a small stretch of city land that has been illuminated by a waxing gibbous moon. The moon and the tree act as two characters in communication—a celestial body illuminating a piece of nature. The hum of the city serves as a backdrop to the scene, with distant city lights adding a layer of artificial luminosity to the night sky and casting a dramatic spotlight on the tree and the foreground. Darker tones in the middle ground create familiar shapes that come in and out of recognition, grounding the key figures in an uncanny night setting. The artist's scenes are based on lived experiences—frequently in Detroit and Hamtramck, where the artist works and lives—of seeing something beautiful during night walks, moments of elation experienced alone.

Marceline Mason's paintings are meditations on the urban landscape at night that reverse the role of the figure and the natural world. The artist depicts trees and foliage as figures set against a human world of light pollution and concrete. Mason's application of color creates limited, tonal depictions of nature cast in man-made light. The resulting compositions depict a fleeting symbiosis, where plant life and natural atmosphere exist alongside traces of human ephemera.

Specs:

36 inches
48 inches

③ Artist:

Marceline Mason

Marceline Mason’s paintings are meditations on the urban landscape at night drawn from the artist’s lived experience in Detroit. The artist uses limited and tonal colors to depict nature in man-made light, creating a fleeting symbiosis of plant life and human ephemera. Reversing the traditional trope of a subject shown in the natural world, Mason’s work depicts trees and foliage as figures set against a human world of light pollution and concrete.

Marceline Mason:
Hole in the Sky, 2022
Oil on birch panel
48.0 × 36.0 inches /