Launch of the Sun

    • This painting has a lot in common with earlier works such as Where the Sun Goes.
    • The subject of Where the Sun Goes is the sun, which is represented in the form of a golf ball.
    • Having traced a parabola across the sky, the sun drops into its allocated opening in the ocean and disappears into the West for the night.

    The "hands" of the earth are like the hands of a volleyball player. With strength and precision, they send the ball into a game or, in this case, they launch the sun into the sky. However, just like in Where the Sun Goes, the sun looks like it has been the target of a final gesture that pushes it away from the earth as if to say game over for today.