"Surface of Light" is part of my orb series, inspired by the idea of "ghost lights" or “will-o'-the wisps" that draw the viewer onto a new path.

For centuries, travelers at night have seen mysterious orbs of light in the wilderness that flicker and recede just out of reach. Throughout history, these sightings have inspired the imagination, frequently attributed to energy, spirits, or wandering souls.

In my work, I explore the will-o'-the-wisps metaphorical meaning, described as a presence that helps lead the way toward achieving a goal or true destiny. 

I created this abstract painting using archival-grade oil paint, gold and silver leaf, and natural non-toxic solvent on thick gallery wrapped canvas. The edges are painted, so the piece is ready to hang unframed.

- Cynthia Ligeros

Surface of Light

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Cynthia Ligeros
Englewood, Colorado

Getting to Know Cynthia

Cynthia Ligeros creates abstract, complex works that usually begin with a single driving emotion. She currently lives in Colorado and loves the work of many artists, such as Mark Rothko. Cynthia loves finding inspiration in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. If you look closely at any of her paintings, you can find a little bit of blue sky hidden somewhere.