Update: This painting no longer exists.
As I painted this, I imagined this candle was once so great that it was the only source of light for an entire world. But no candle burns forever, and this one is no exception.
What happens when the light finally goes out?
As a side note: there’s an excellent sci-fi novel called “Dying of the Light” by George RR Martin that sort of looks at this question, although his world is a lot more complex, and the way he describes the fading light of the suns… well, it’s one of those books you can feel and live in. At least it was that way for me!
All images © Pauline Papp, 2014. Do not use without permission.