Enormous oil on canvas by Color Field painter Stephen Mueller. This piece is a stunning work that implements a number of stimuli working in tandem to manipulate the viewers depth perception. His work is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Denver Art Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Mueller was exposed to many of the pure abstract painters of the 1950’s and 60’s and was also highly influenced by the colorful pop art of Warhol when he was employed Andy’s infamous ‘factory’. In this series of color field paintings, large stains and fields of flat, atmospheric color washes merge with abstract shapes and symbols meant to demonstrate what he called “the folly of duality;”? the lack of spatial information skews the viewer’s perception of figure and ground. His use of geometric patterns, vibrant colors, and iconography creates an ethereal, otherworldly spirit that is meant to awaken, inspire, and reveal the transience of everything.