Ocean Warming sold over the holidays to an East Coast client via their interior design company, Morris and Woodhouse Interiors, LLC. I shipped the painting off a few days ago to their frame shop in New York and am eagerly awaiting to see the results of both the framing and the home installation later this summer. I'm certain it will be stunning design project and I'm honored to be a small part of it.
Ocean Warming is inspired by snorkeling and diving in the coral reef habitats of Maui and the Big Island. Observing the light filtering through the water, the brilliant manganese blue hues mixing with the vibrant reef colors and the warm sunlight bouncing off the tropical waters. During one of my swims, I became intuitively aware that the water element is the birthplace of life and that water is the essential component to sustain life. It was this moment that the vision for this painting was born. I wanted the two painted "wings" of water to envelop and nurture the viewer as they fell into the image. I wanted to feel the rush and sensation of diving in and bursting forth from a watery world. If you stand in the center of the diptych, measuring approx 6' long, you might experience the rush of waters surfacing around your body as the oceanic waters engulf you. The thin viscosity of the ink beautifully captures the ephemeral quality of the light beaming through the ocean depths. In some areas of the work, metallic pigment is used, which when viewed from different angles makes the image shimmer.
This is one of my favorite recent works and I hope the new owners love and cherish it as much as I do.
UPDATE: Sept 2015.
Framed and installed in the Connecticut residence. Client loves it. "Super Beautiful" - Morris & Woodhouse, Interiors.