Wild Elegance l
There is an unexplainable draw for me to the way that nature lives within a forceful contrast of gentle, life-giving beauty and raw, wild strength. Whether it is the way that a tree grows out of a rock, or the way water swells and retreats; the way a solid wave crashes onto the rocks and then breaks into a massive spray, or the way a tiny, delicate flower pushes through the snow. I am just mesmerized by these natural juxtapositions and the strength found in persistence. It is a constant reminder to press on, and never give up - for this is where beauty is found.
It looks spectacular paired beside its sibling - Wild Elegance ll.
Wild Elegance l was painted in 2021 and is an 12x12" alcohol ink original mounted on a birch panel. It is sealed with a varnish and UV protectant, (but alcohol inks should never be placed in direct sunlight).