Oil, 30" x 24", February 2001.
I painted this to help imagine a scene in my novel Spaceland, where my character goes beyond four-dimensional space and into infinite dimensional Hilbert space. I like how smooth the shapes came out. Here’s some of the text in my novel describing this scene:
“The sky was the perfect bright blue of an autumn day, the hills were the fine, crisp green of early spring. Thanks to some oddity of the fourth dimension, many of the hills seemed to float up in the sky. Conversely, there were holes in the ground holding patches of blue sky. In this part of Dronia, earth and sky were mixed together. Weaving from hill to floating hill were the thick, brownish-purple stalks of enormous vines ... The floating hills were like islands, each of them seemingly rounded off and grassy on every side. Only by moving my third eye could I see the Doctor-Seuss-style natural bridges connecting them to the ground.”
That creature with the mustache has a name in my book, he’s Drabk the Sharak of Okbra, which is a name I drew from Kee Dewdney’s book, The Planiverse—with Kee’s permission.