Acrylic/Mixed-Media on Canvas + Birch
For over 15 years I have been studying and practicing yoga and mindful mediation. The Meditation Series of landscapes originated from this practice, clearing the mind to focus on truth, flow, and harmony. The Sea Glass paintings are a new extension of this practice.
I continue to return to water as a basis for many of my works. In the dictionary, water is defined as: a colorless, transparent, odorless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. We are largely made of water (up to 60% of the adult human body is water), water nourishes us, cleanses us, and is used to baptize us. Water sustains the food we grow on the earth. Water is associated with birth and fertility. Man can only live three days to a week without water.
Being near to the ocean greatly affects mental wellbeing. There is something soothing about the sound of ocean waves, the smell of salt water, and the feeling of warm sand beneath your toes. Viewing the ocean or a lake or sitting by the water lowers your blood pressure. The rhythmic sound of the waves pounding the shore enables a meditative state.
To slow down and notice the light and beauty of this world is what inspired this Series. I hope you can feel it too.
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