Rodrigue’s Swirling Vision: The Sun, Cosmos, and Hurrican
George Rodrigue returned to the swirl often throughout his career. It first appeared in his landscapes and Cajun series paintings as a light in the distance, symbolizing hope and a brighter tomorrow. Later it evolved into Hurricanes and the Cosmos, as the birth of creativity, and as a suspension of reality —a symbol of the mysterious, mystical, and spiritual. In 2012, after his cancer entered remission, Rodrigue commented,
“People asked me all summer, ‘what will you paint once you’re back at your easel?’ I said I didn’t know, but that it would probably relate to my illness. Looking at these first canvases, that’s exactly what happened. “I’m painting hope… love… happiness… sunshine”. – G.R.
Exhibition continues through October 14, 2018.