Piece description from the artist
Midnight Storm Rolling Into Venice is an architectural piece depicting the city of Venice at midnight just as a storm is blowing in from the Adriatic Sea.
All the people are inside their homes, the streets are deserted; the winged lion of St. Mark's is cleaning himself (now that he doesn’t have to sit still pretending to be a statue). A wooden chair awaits the viewer in the lower left side of the canvas, inviting the viewer to have a seat as their eyes wander through the city streets and breathe in the cool, salty air just before the storm.
The artwork of Skip Myers explores the world of dreams, symbolism, mythology, various religious belief systems, the human condition and our shared collective consciousness with all sentient beings. One art critic described him as an oneironaut, or one who explores alternative realities. These works are strongly influenced by personal stories, events from life painted on canvas, filtered through a process of organic abstraction and emotion, and built with vivid color and esoteric symbols.