“The sun shone bright that night” uncovers a reflective, introspective space in which a person may find herself during times of transition and stress. In this painting on board the same woman is depicted in two poses. Although turmoil is visible in the abrupt short marks in acrylic that form the background, the artist conveys a tranquility present from her internal world. This peace is mirrored back to her in a bright, yet embracing light.
“We are forced to find shelter in the shadow of the internal realm. That place that has always made sense. The place that is greater than us. Especially now. This work displays that reaching into the inner world of peace, hope and longing. It is a place that reassures. It is a position that makes an eternal declaration toward our present. It pronounces that it knows its plans for us. Plans to prosper us and not to harm us. Plans to give us a hope and a future. ” Vivien Kohler