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The Big Question by Michael Whelan

The Big Question by Michael Whelan

HE BIG QUESTION (2007) by Michael Whelan
http://www.michaelwhelan.com

Acrylic on Canvas - 60" X 48"
I've done a number of paintings which have taken their symbolic cues from letter forms. "Eye" is one example (eye = "I"). As with many of my works, this one employs light as a symbol of knowledge and affirmation. There are two Stanley Kubrick quotes which are relevant to this painting:

"The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning."

"The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent... but if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light."
(snipped from his website)
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I still have many works to share, should last two more weeks - I've realized that in fact I'm only going to be showing one contracted work.  Everything else is a personal work that he's realized himself and the themes are recurring and strong.  Probably why I love them so much.


The Gunslinger: The Waystation by Michael Whelan

The Gunslinger: The Waystation by Michael Whelan

Lumen 4 by Michael Whelanw

Lumen 4 by Michael Whelanw