|“The Tempest” oil and tar on canvas 76" x 56"|
I began working on my painting “the Tempest” as a self portrait of sort. Raised by a southern woman, in social circles, I still feel confined to maintain a certain decorum, while underneath swells a sea of emotion. I used tar as a medium to emphasize this feeling and also as an expression of my concern and protest over the pollution of our oceans and the preservation for the wildlife that resides within. The sunlight breaking through the heavens however, epitomizes a new horizon, hope, which exist with the expectation of a more positive outlook for me and for the future of the Sea.