Oceans Together

Oceans Together I  30x30cm

Framed, acrylic and mixed media on wood

Communication during these dark and uncertain times has been the key to sanity and survival. The islands in the painting and dashes within represent people, united. ‘Óceans Together’ is a metaphor for how people/ships are held together during turbulent and troubled times. Reaching islands, touching base, raising flags, communicating, connecting with loved ones and friends, providing a refuge when needed – being that docking station when times are difficult.The silver and gold hints are collages of ghost money that has been used as a symbol for all those that have passed during these times. The soft white and glow of ochre represent the inner spirit, almost invisible, however steadfast, holding on, knowing that there is a light nearing – there is a horizon.




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