When fields are ready for harvest, the wind gently moves among the crops creating a wave-like ripple.
After 33 days with no land in sight, the 90 sailors aboard the Nina, Pinto, and Santa Maria watched the water change color and flocks of birds appear. Land! America was discovered.
Imagination has no limits. It reveals the indistinct yearning of the soul. To describe it, we have to deploy a paraphrase or a metaphor. This is the only we can capture an elusive reality.
The artist has to set a trap for the imperceptible. Using a conventional image, he is at pains to get as close as possible to a certain mystery. There is a feeling of unrest as he approaches it.
A road and infinity-two seemingly incompatible motions that can be brought together by abandoning everyday reasoning for the projective geometry that uses an infinite straight line where parallels merge. Accepting its existence, the artist treats is as an artifact.
In the painting, a girl walks along an endless road in the midst of the sea. She motions with her hand as if to tame the waves so they will let her pass. It is as in the bible’s Book of Exodus where God parted the waters so Moses and the Israelites could miraculously cross the Red Sea as if walking on dry land.
The girl’s calming gesture follows the smooth flight of the white birds above the sea. Their appearance is a sign of a way out-salvation-and reveals the welcome proximity of land so dear to every seafarer.