original acrylic painting on linen canvas, mounted on wooden stretcher,
light walnut frame included
Kennedy's inspiration for "Dialogue with the Sky" was the heroic efforts of the firefighters who fought to extinguish the fire at the Chernobyl nuclear plant site. Shortly after circumventing a nuclear meltdown these brave men died of radiation illness. Hence the red slash against the clear blue sky and the young athletic male figure in ascension with arms upraised: a traditional gesture of prayer and triumph.