Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tangled Kelp in a Box




Kelp entered my artwork years ago. I usually see mounds of it washed up on the shore, bunched upon Ocean Beach. Like the mazes I enjoyed drawing as a child the kelp is a naturally convoluted entanglement. It's a knot that can't be untied. In the sea it's a bustling ecosystem of abstract, twisted, labyrinthian cords of green and amber. If you scuba-dive you'll see that kelp exists as a marketplace for countless underwater creatures and fish. I draw it because of its perplexity. I paint it because of my life-long connection to the ocean.

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  3. Hi Jay - funny, I just posted a bunch of seaweed pics from my beach walk yesterday and poof - here is this gorgeous painting!

    always a delight! Always beautiful!

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  4. 心中醒,口中說,紙上作,不從身上習過,皆無用也。..................................................

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  5. 愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

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