From my series I Fly Like Paper, "Efflorescence" was inspired by the John Gillespie Magee poem, "High Flight," which beautifully describes a pilot's experience while drifting through the sky.

The word efflorescence has many meanings, but I was influenced specifically by its use as a noun - "the time of flowering."

The forms in "Efflorescence" are in bloom, at the peak of their flowering, and resonate with Magee's verse, "Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, - and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of -"

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Joshua Hogan


Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

30" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 1 oz.



Joshua Hogan
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Getting to Know Joshua

Joshua Hogan is a contemporary abstract painter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He utilizes an alla prima technique, applying wet paint on top of wet paint to achieve a fluid aesthetic. The paint creates a mix of runs, drips, and splatters, slowly forming spontaneous and interactive shapes he calls “wayfarers,” a term inspired by the writing of Kalhil Gibran. Joshua describes his creative process as “giving form to emotion.” The artist is passionate about living an artistic life across all channels of his career. When he is not painting, Joshua is an art consultant and the co-owner of a Pittsburgh gallery that supports emerging and mid-career artists. He also works professionally in the film and television industry as a scenic artist, and has worked on productions including The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Jack Reacher, and Marvel’s The Avengers.