I don’t know quite what we are gazing at here: a starry night up through … what? … a trellis for pole beans? Or sweet jasmine? A tee-pee for garden gnomes? It doesn’t matter really. The spiraling lattices that encircle the uprights in their conical form impose a beautifully imperfect structure on the chaotic swirl of the stars in the sky. This picture seems almost foreboding on first glance, but as I look at it, it conveys a sense of the mysteries of the night heavens and I find it to be most enchanting and intriguing. Beautiful work, perfectly apped.
And I think this is absolutely perfect music for this picture.
Nuages (Clouds) by Claude Debussy, from his three-part Nocturnes (Nighttime), Pierre Boulez, Conductor