Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
This octopus is layer after layer of watercolor on canvas, each sealed with a layer of lacquer, to give a translucent feel to the skin. Texture is achieved with layers of sea salt, sucking in color and creating a knobby feel to the piece. Flecks of copper foil several paint layers down provide points of glimmer to the swirling colors.
This piece is best unframed as the tentacles wrap around the edges.
I have always viewed artists as people who have a unique perspective of the world that they share with us. That the art is the culmination of keen insight and rare comprehension of who we are and where we're going. Guideposts along the dimly-lit path of our lives as mere mortals. That view, I have come to realize, does not apply to me. My art is not the result of great insight but the process of my own self-discovery. As such, I begin each piece with hours of contemplation. My goal is to capture an emotion, a perspective, or simply the ideal of something into a single image. So, I sketch. And re-sketch. And re-sketch some more. As the concept develops I let it marinate in my mind. Then, at long last, I paint. My hope is that a small handful of people will connect with my work, whether for a few seconds between finger-swipes or years to come as owners. Should you chose to donate wall space to my vision, please know that I am both humbled and ecstatic.