Sunday, March 31, 2013
New Paintings, Inspiration: JAPAN
Swimming Cranes, acrylic on gessobord, 16" x 20"
I continue to be inspired by origami, to practice perspective and form in space. I especially love the origami crane, symbolizing peace. Here, the cranes are swimming and flying and floating and playing in a beautiful blue, tranquil paradise.
Floating Chyrsanthemum, acrylic on gessobord, 16" x 20"
Flowers are always a particular challenge. I started drawing the chrysanthemum during my drawing a day years. I particularly like the idea of something floating without string, without helium - like a feather in the breeze. Here, the chrysanthemum floats in a beautiful sea, just above an abandoned boat and among sea life. I think it symbolizes hope for the Earth.