Ocean Breezz - Calm, Serene Meditative Contemporary Art RSS

Like a snowflake and a thumbprint, there are no two identical ocean waves.  As I Triathlete and avid ocean swimmer I take the same roadway, highway, parkway, pathway to my training point.  That’s where the ordinary ends.  I plunge into a fluid, oscillating world and spot my bouncing turning point in the distance, backlit by morning orange.  With every propelling stroke, I ascend and descend with schools of tiny visitors darting left and right. Erratic synchronicity.  I sight my turn and adjust. Sight and adjust.  Sight and adjust. A large single seagull pilots over me.  Rhythm settles.  As the water...

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With Swimmers, I’ve created two strong overlapping independent patterns that bind to create organic synchronicity. Tight ripples project human anxiety felt while negotiating open water.  Not an emotion I speculate our mammalian sisters and brothers experience. Despite the hours of open water swimming and experience I have training for triathlons, this anxiety naturally exists.  AKA survival.The longer, flowing lines draw us in for the serenity, free floating and rhythmic sensations; slowing heart rate, epidural tingling, weightlessness and balance.Joining them together are mammalian vessels of land and sea.  Pods of dolphin. Whales. Triathletes competing for space and propulsion. The constant is the...

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In THE JOURNEY TO LIGHT, I create a billowing mass of organic shapes that catchpaul shampine contemporary abstract painting ocean coastal calm serene meditative nautical your eye only to discover that they’re welcoming puddles to play in.  The movement shifts and becomes less disruptive, moving upward toward a distinct stretch of light releasing tension and allowing the senses to reset and follow the safety of a soft welcoming horizon.

That’s what I see. That’s how I feel.

You can take your time and make it a journey.  You can play in the puddles along the way.  It’s not division.  And I assure you that it’s not the blue light from your smartphone.  It’s hope.

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