Original watercolor in white frame 22.5" h x 22.5" w image - 28.5" x 28.5" framed
"This image came to me in a dream in the midst of painting the paradigm series," shares Patrice. "A paradigm is an underlying thought pattern shaping the world in which we live, so while this painting is decidedly different from the Paradigm Paintings, it is related.
Although the dream image was black and white, the colors are essential. As with the Paradigm paintings, it was important to keep the colors bright. While there’s no comparison to the images we’re receiving from the James Webb Space Telescope, this piece holds the energies of the universe.
We can either spend our times noting our differences or noting our similarities. In the end, it doesn’t really matter. We’re all made up of the “same stuff” put together in myriad ways. We are all interconnected."
Carol Bennett’s ethereal and light “women in water” are reflections of her own passion for the ocean and her daily practice of spending time in it. They’ve inspired her to explore fishing nets and knots, abstract fish patterns, surfers and stand up paddlers. Her background working in Hollywood as a journeyman scenic artist, painting billboards and backdrops for theater, motion picture and TV has led her to create grand-scale public works in glass that can be found in Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii Convention Center, Beverly Hills Hotel, Harrah’s Casino, and many more. She’s had numerous museum shows and continues to create her wide variety of work from her home and studio on Kauai.
Iridescent pigments in the paint colors cause this piece to shimmer and sparkle in the light (and make it very hard to photograph). You can feel the energetic gestures of the artist as he created this grand statement piece. The rich golds and deep magentas create an ethereal piece.