Late night visions by Elena Ortega, Sydney
Oil on Belgian linen / 60 cm x 50 cm
‘Late Night Visions’ is inspired in a still from the film ‘Written on the Wind’ by Douglas Sirk (1957). Not unlike the film itself, colour has been enhanced to bring the stark light from the outside world to bear on the interior darkness, which mirrors the character’s interior psychological space. In cropping the image dramatically, I hope the viewer is taken outside the painting itself to wonder what lays beyond.