Sea of Joy

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Sea of Joy


16"x20" Mixed Media on Canvas

Original Painting

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The sea of joy yearneth to attain your presence… Bahá'u'lláh

Sea of Joy is a playful invitation to mystery and daydream. A place free of the boundaries of reality.

Interestingly, it began as a beach scene. Then the shore retreated and it evolved in to a desert, inspired by Joshua Tree. Floods of deep blue paint then transformed it in to the depths of a magical sea. This seemingly nonlinear process actually mirrors the way of nature; for once upon a time, our mountains were indeed under the sea.

Thematically this piece is an homage to surrealists, like Salvador Dali and stylistically, to impressionists like, John Singer Sargent where a great deal of expression is conveyed in few, simple strokes. I can almost hear the flapping of fins, the splash and gurgle of this underwater dance. Can you?

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