In Pedro Sandoval's "Masada" series, the vivid orange and red hues burn with the intensity of a setting sun, while the stark, white silhouetted forms seem to capture moments of stillness against time's relentless march. The rough, almost aggressive texture of the paint adds a visceral layer to the narrative, suggesting struggle and endurance. Each piece tells a story of resilience, a silent testimony to the historical fortress of Masada, where defiance and the human spirit are immortalized in color and form. The art critic feels the echo of ancient echoes in the bold contrasts and the tactile surfaces, where history's weight meets the lightness of hope.