His artwork is heavily influenced by the vastness of the big, open sky.
Where vastness once signaled bounty, it gives off now a whiff—and sometimes more than that—of excess, of self-indulgence.
I was either looking down at my notebook or out at the vastness of the site, which itself felt completely arbitrary.
1570s, from Middle French vaste, from Latin vastus "immense, extensive, huge," also "desolate, unoccupied, empty." The two meanings probably originally attached to two separate words, one with a long -a- one with a short -a-, that merged in early Latin (see waste). Very popular early 18c. as an intensifier. Related: Vastly; vastness.