"The painter Edward Joseph cuts out sections of landscape, forcing the vista into a vertical format. This contradictory presentation negates the horizon, pulling the eye up toward the sky and down toward the fore-ground, which is usually water. Land tends to appear as a brief but
significant punctuation mark, like a dash between two statements."
Sailboats Slice is a painting of two sailboats gliding softly across a calm sea at dawn. It is, as the title implies, a narrow slice of a larger unseen seascape.