|"Falling Climber; Death of Mallory"
acrylic on canvas
64 x 40
Mallory has used up his oxygen tanks and tossed them away. His goggles were found in his coat pocket suggesting that they were descending in fading light. The rope has snapped. Mallory's right hand is clenched, he wants to hold on to his life. His left hand is open, he is letting go of this life.
One hand is clenched tightly: he wants to hold on to Life.
the other hand is open: he is letting go of Life.