River to the Sea – 2017
Watercolor, pen, pencil – 15 x 20
This is a scene reconstructed from memory, from somewhere along the northern Californian coast. As a way of getting into the ebb and flow, the peaceful commingling of sea and river, my pen strokes took the form of overlapping infinity signs interrupted only by a few rocks. An insinuation of all the life it holds on down to the microbial. The soft glancing light of a setting sun upon this swirling tidal flat reminds me of the iridescent bowl of an abalone shell. I hoped to convey a sense of cycles and wholeness, an insinuation of all elements moving and molding around each other.
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