Artwork > Morning Light Barrier

Referencing Frederic Church's painting "Twilight in the Wilderness”, this piece performs the artist’s desire to capture and preserve the effects of fleeting light while creating a larger metaphor for a state of national fear and anxiety. Torrey presents a state of uncertainty by challenging the horizontal experience of dusk by depicting it as an imprisoned vertical column of sunset. With this shift, twilight becomes an object that prevents the viewer from entering the landscape while retaining Church's use of twilight as a metaphor for a state of uncertainty.

Vertical Twilight
Vertical Twilight
hand-painted silk organza
14"d x 14 feet