Good Morning, Good July! This summer month normally kicks off the hot and hazy days! This year, it is cool, blessedly cool, after the heat dome of last summer that brought our temperatures abnormally over 45 degrees, let forest fires rage and brought choking smoke to the air around us.
These paintings started from a dream of overlapping waves, which in the studio, evolved to include bubbles of oxygen. The imagery coalesced with the current series which concerns itself with the patterns and habits that underpin and support our daily actions.
Can you think of any more action more essential and constant than the repetitive beating and breathing of our heart and lungs? The dream's cascade of waves became structured like the ribs that house these vital organs, while in the centre the oxygen collects, as if under our sternum, in the passage up and out of our throat.
The blue tonal range evokes both water and air. As the ocean's plankton and plants produce between 50 to 75% of the oxygen in the globes atmosphere, they are inextricably linked to our gift of life.
2) Breath Acrylic on Paper, 22x30 inches
3) Sea Air Acrylic on Paper, 22x30 inches