(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


17" x 14"
graphite and charcoal

Serenity-this work highlights the unique meditative quality water has as a pathway to go inward. As a lifelong competitive swimmer and lover of the ocean, I've found that being under water as depicted by the subject fosters a unique stillness and quiet that allows you to go inward. The silence of being submerged, coupled with the weightless feeling allows you to discover aspects of your self/mind and feelings or emotions as well that often go unnoticed in day-to-day living. Doing this piece helped me discover a whole new appreciation for nature. Devoting tedious attention to each petal and hundreds of water droplets highlighted for me the perfection and delicateness of nature's geometry.

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