The grandeur of Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine fills Judgement Call, one of Christopher Cart’s most dramatic paintings. It is also a revealing portrait of his daughter, Katherine. She is pictured here making what, in these mountains, can be a life or death decision – whether to continue on or retreat before dangerous weather. The abstract teal and purple shapes of the cloud formations add movement above the menacing bulk of Katahdin in the background. The intrepid young woman’s dark clothing helps to make her seem attuned to the bleak environment, and her taut, considering pose and facial expression show a young woman evaluating an adversary.
The painting can currently be seen at the show “Katahdin” at Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty at 170 Main Street, Damarascotta, Maine. Juried by Carl Little and David Little. Opening Friday, December 12, 5 – 8 p.m
For more information about this show, call 207 512-5985