45207f88f73b606562f6kbenton fishlarva v
45207f88f73b606562f6kbenton fishlarva v

Fish Larva

12.00"W x 8.00"H x 1.3"D

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: plankton, sea creature, ocean, transparency, realism, water, sea, zooplankton, microbiology, bubble, biology, science, larva, fish

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 12"W x 8"H x 1.25"D

Year Created: 2016

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"Fish Larva" is from a series of zooplankton paintings based upon photographs made by scientists using microscope cameras. The backgrounds of the photographs are natural or artificial, varying by the scientists’ choices for display. In practice. In this piece, the ground was a centimeter scale and the measuring marks could be seen through the transparency of the larva. A large bubble near the larva's head was also in the photograph, almost like a comic book speech balloon. Thinking I need another element to this composition, I added a colorblind test pattern at the middle top with similarly sized circles made of small circles. When I was almost done with the piece and while cleaning a paint brush, I spilled a drop of dirty water onto the canvas. This circle was of similar size to the other circles in the work. I could have painted it out, but instead I left it. "Fish Larvae" has been exhibited at Art Slope 2016, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY.

I grew up in rural Ohio. While earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and painting at The Ohio State University, I was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant. I then moved to NYC to attend New York University, spent a semester abroad in Venice, Italy and earned a Master’s degree in studio art. The New York metropolitan area has been my home ever since. I now live and work in Yonkers with my husband John, who provides invaluable support, advice, and carpentry skills. Awards: Ford Foundation Grant,Easton Arts Council, "Art in the Country" Honor of Merit, Daniel Mark Duffy, juror Ridgefield Guild of Artists, "Juried Members Show" Honorable Mention, Susan Hardesty, Curator, Norwalk Community College, juror Public Collections: Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, Limner Gallery Collection, Hudson, NY, Purdue University Galleries Permanent Collection Private collections located in: Australia, California, Connecticut, England, Florida, Ireland, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico, New York, Ohio, Virginia, Washington

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