This piece was unfortunately destroyed by the devastating fires that inflicted Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 8/8/2023 along with other artwork. This is but a very small loss compared to the lives lost- human, animal, plant, tree, ocean life- and the people displaced by this tragedy. These include my sister and her husband who lost their home, everything, in this fire.
I created this piece during a beautiful fall in Colorado filled with memories growing up in the Great Lakes with dense forests and rivers that merged into this meaningful moment captured. I wanted it to immerse the viewer in the feeling of the earth with the color palette and shifting forms. The inclusion of natural found objects as pieces stumbling and surfacing out of the water amidst the leaves, branches, and other matter in various stages. The reflections of plant life interplaying with the water and seeing this dance of cycles and rhythms is mesmerizing. A time of metamorphosis becoming one with the ground or water
The media used to create this piece are oil paints, natural found objects I collected, metal paint, and patinas. 95% of the rust colors are actual rust and some of the turquoise colors by controlling the patination of the metal to acheive the color schematic I was envisioning. The original painting is framed with hand-tooled oak wood from the Amish country on the East Coast of the United States. The back is reinforced with a 1/4" sheet of plywood with wire mechanism ready for hanging.