This is a mixed media piece, 60″ x 23″ x 2.5″. Alligator wood, combining atmospheric translucent resin casts. Steel legs; one side 18″ wide tapered to 12″ with a 34″ height. The other leg is 10″ wide and not tapered. Steel has a blue-gray and brown patina. A white oak leg brace with cast resin is being added to the 10″ leg for additional stability and incorporate phosphorescent luminescence.
Translucent layers of resin mixed with pearlescent powders; dark blue, green/blue, iridescent blue and royal purple interlaced with layers of copper and gold . Spirit beings are floating over a darkening sea, perhaps souls translating into new beings, being drawn into a New Earth.
Another perspective from the “edge” of the resin cast. Smooth to the touch, and when I run my hand over the edge, I can’t help but notice that my mind takes me to memories of surfing.
I had a clear vision of how to cast the piece, how the layers could flow. Looking vertically, it mirrors water. Looking horizontally focusing on the edge of the cast, you can see a wide panorama of sky, or a long ocean wave. I realized how smooth the piece has become as the edges have been burnished and the resin is liquid glass. There is a lingering aroma of Alligator Juniper. The whole work invites the viewer to engage with the work and not just with your eyes but through touch and smell.