Le Rayon Vert (The Green Ray). The Greeen Ray is an optical phenomena dependent on atmospheric condition that occurs as the sun sets. It’s the last ray as the sun recedes over the earth’s horizon. Jules Verne used it as a plot device. Eric Roehmer used Jules Verne’s book as a plot device. Applying the narrative structure and characteristics of French New Wave Film to the current paintings, the body of work as a whole can be seen as a series of jump cuts dealing with existential themes and the absurdity of human existence.