Shoreline No. 11, acrylic and collected Mississippi River water on canvas, 36" x 48", 2015 and 2017 (SOLD)

 

In 2014, I began painting the Shoreline Series and completed the paintings in 2018. During these years, I walked the undulating edges of the Mississippi River and other bodies of water to reflect on how to express shorelines as a boundary, a divide between two spaces. These paintings carry emotional weather, light and shadow, contrasting the blue abyss with the textured pathway. Thin layers of highly-saturated blue mirror the process of translating between light and dark.