Up & Down

Like air and water, heaven and earth, these two pictures are a duality. The sea gulls flew over my head on Pacific cliffs near my home in Carlsbad, CA, and I painted the canvas in 2011. The following year, my son Neil shared a photo he'd taken of Koi in Japan. Opposite shores of the Pacific.

Installations:

The sea gulls are currently hung on the ceiling above a staircase in my home. When someone walks up the steps, I tell them to "Look up!"

This simulated photo shows how "Neil's Koi" will be displayed in my swimming pool. I intend to cover the underside of the canvas in surfboard foam and then fiberglass over the entire painting so that it will float.



Look Up!
2011 • 48 x 36

Look Up!
installation



Neil's Koi
2012 • 48 x 36

Neil's Koi
installation