This artwork is the first in a series of ten pieces inspired by Josh Dekkers landmark album Dance of our Wills. Every piece carries a unique interpretation and semblance of the song it represents, and works to bring even bigger depth to the music.
With this piece, I felt it was important to convey silence, which is lonely and unsettled, as opposed to stillness, which can be inviting. The entire piece is done with one color, cobalt blue, to emphasize coolness and melancholy along with the loneliness. The plaster beneath the paint is subtly, almost imperceptibly cracked – like silence waiting to be gently broken. The empty dock shows the waiting, reaching quality of silence, whether between two people or between ourselves and God. The dock is floating – un-tethered, like all the things waiting to be said.