Day #20 of What’s in My Drawers.
|In the Fray
Acrylic, pastel and collage on paper
29″ x 41″
Fish or koi have been in my work since I first fell in love with snorkeling – and Hawaii.
The colors, patterns and light found on the fish – and in the water, soothes my soul. So when we were looking to move to the area and house hunting, our realtor showed us a beautiful home with a koi pond in the back yard- that sealed the deal. She also later introduced us to her friend in the area with 3 or 4 large incredible koi ponds where I am fortunate enough to be able to visit for sporadic inspiration when I want the “big guys.”
This was one of the first pieces I created in my Koi Pond Series when we moved to PA. There is a small rubber stamp of a swimmer, as well as other collaged images from a children’s book. This piece is about finding the peace and grace within the uncertainty and turmoil of moving with a family including two sons, a mother in law, a rabbit and a cat.
It’s all in the fray.
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