|16" x 20" oil & tar on canvas maquette for "Deep Six" painting by Velvet Marshall|
|"Full Fathom Five" by Jackson Pollock|
Artist Notes - "DEEP SIX"
- Medium: oil and tar on canvas
- Size: 72"W x 92"H
- Painting title: “Deep Six” - Based on Shakespeare’s story “The Tempest” (a story of loss, revival and resurrection) and inspired by Jackson Pollock’s painting “Full Fathom Five”
- Deep Six is a nautical expression indicating a water depth of six fathoms; something thrown overboard at or greater than this depth would be difficult if not impossible to recover; the term “deep six” can also be used to mean, deep insight into something.
- The under painting and sgraffito marks are symbols and geometric shapes of fish, ship sails, boats and plant life. Miscellaneous items such as rusted nails, buttons, bottles caps, coins and a key are incorporated in the paint resembling various things lost at sea – a pearl button relates back to Shakespeare’s tale of the Tempest - barley visible, a small Mickey Mouse pin symbolizes the artist’s personal note (the loss of my father).
|Under painting for "Deep Six" maquette - symbols and geometric shapes of fish, ship sails, boats and plant life.|
|Designer color swatches|
|Artist sketch book notes for "Deep Six"|
|Kersti Malvre, Brenda Harrop, Sandra Espinet, Velvet Marshall-Creighton at the signing party for Sandra's new book "The Well-Traveled Home" hosted at the fabulous Berbere World Imports|