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This original oil painting was inspired by the similar yet opposite patterns of the spotted eagle ray and the snowy owl. These two majestic creatures are graceful, silent gliders in their respective fluids and worthy of awe. I found such balance and harmony with these two and played with the concept of yin yang, incorporating red to reference this Chinese philosophy. With water and air being vital to our world, this composition is about the interconnectedness and interdependence of our lives and nature.
Background: After working on a series of paintings focusing on societal issues, I needed a break from the human experience. I chose to focus solely on the natural world and it’s beautiful, complex idiosyncrasies. Looking deeply, I found patterns mirrored across flora and fauna, reflections in nature that reminder us of the connectedness of our natural world. By appreciating and remembering this harmony, I hope to realign and broaden everyday perspectives of the ever complicated human world.
16" x 16", oil on wood. This piece was part of my 2017 self-produced solo exhibition Reflections Doc's Lab in San Francisco, CA.