by Steve Bernal, Council District 9
Oil and graphite on canvas, 2018
Courtesy of the Artist
I occasionally have dreams of traveling through tunnel-like spaces, usually at a high rate of speed. Often, upon awakening, the quick moment just before actually opening my eyes provides a conscious glimpse of what the apparatus might look like. I like to draw, or roughly sketch, that view while still new in my mind. Then I'll plan a larger painting based on the idea. In "Three Veins", the red represents the blood in the phosphene that I see.