Aurora Borealis #17, by Ellen Hardy.
Aurora Borealis #3, by Ellen Hardy
“While we stayed fixed on the earth and we look to the sky it reminds us how fast we are actually moving and how quickly a moment passes. The sky is nature’s best film and through my painting I try to capture its beauty.” – Ellen Hardy
In Roman mythology, she is the goddess of the dawn. I swear I’ve met her many times. And here, dwarfing the manmade lights on the shore, she appears as luminous ribbons and streamers of light sometimes visible in the night skies, the aurora borealis. Her curtains of translucent reds, blues, yellows and greens, are made manifest by the bombardment of the atmosphere with charged solar particles that are guided along the earth’s magnetic lines of force. (more…)