On view at SevenArts, Ellsworth, Maine · 10 x 10 in. · $ 188
10” x 10” x 1.5”. Textured paper, acrylic and fired copper on canvas.
When I was a child, we made regular trips to visit my grandma on Cape Cod. Only six hours away from my home in Maine, it was nonetheless a very different ecology. The soil was sand, white and fine, blowing over rickety dune fences and parched, stiff beach grasses.
My grandmother’s home was located in a quiet neighborhood full of white-clapboard New Englandness, wild roses, and austerely composed Cape Cod style homes.The beaches, though, were busy and lively, full of children and families tramping over sand-swept wooden boardwalks, all set to the faraway jangle of the ice cream trucks. The sea was warm and green-blue shining in the sun, at low tide punctuated by sand bars that rose, to a child’s eye, like magic islands from the waves.
Sea Dream II is a sea-green, blue, and white textured landscape evoking sea, sand, driftwood and rock on the New England coast.