22" x 22"
Completed in 2005
"Stormy Beach" reminds me of a beach in Alaska, in the midst of a storm. There are tide pools
with intriguing critters in them, surprising colors sparkling here and there, and ever changing shapes twisted in the rocks and debris
by the ocean and wind. There are seemingly infinite shades of gray in Alaska and the Northwest. They can be quite elegant and cool.
This piece is created from one piece of hand marbled fabric, with quilting and stitching to bring out the alive, organic feel of a desolate
beach. While this is not where you would sun bathe or frolic in the ocean unless you had a wet suit, it has its mystery and beauty
that draws me to it. Mother nature has many moods.
"Stormy Beach" is a quiet, but dramatic piece. It is firmly mounted on a board, thus it hangs nicely. The abstract qualities of the
piece, the elegance and the mystery of it will make it a welcome addition to a sophisticated setting. It is best viewed from a close
perspective, so that the intricate detail and the tiny bits of color can be noticed.