40″ x 30″
THE OCEAN CONFRONTS THE WATERFRONT
Whether we accept the science of global warming or not, the melting of polar ice presents a problem to coastal cities. It also presents an opportunity for artists to imagine the seascape as an underwater vision which could include architecture.
This painting is a first step in thinking about that event, but only as a study of how currents move and plant life (seaweed) is part of the vision. Here the focus is on slow, undulating movement with an occasional burst of energy. Light streams from above while the ocean floor shifts and changes.
The free-form edges of the painting adds to a feeling of languid movement. The exaggerated color emphasizes light refraction and underwater space and allows for a more interesting abstract image.