SCALES OF WISDOM

SCALES OF WISDOM

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Open edition print by V. Rae

Image size: 18" x 6"

Whether sailing Alaska coastal waters or snorkeling Hawaiian shores, V Rae chronicles natural life through bold portraits that leap from the canvas to your heart.  Defying convention in a startling fusion of color and negative space, V paints Freestyle Expressions that transport each personal encounter through time and space, sharing with the world her seamless blend of art, nature and individual personality. Like Humpback whales, V migrates between Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii each year painting from platforms frequented by her subjects.

Artist's narrative: Like most afishionados, I get so entangled in the catch, bystanders wonder who caught whom. The truth is, I was hooked by my first salmon encounter. They were swimming upstream, tactically aware of their surroundings, tenaciously bent on claiming the next gravel bar. I watched them navigate through obstacles, distractions and threats, persevering in strong-willed determination to reach their goal. Unhampered by the past and unconcerned about the future, they embraced the gifts and challenges of each day as guiding beacons to the final destination. That experience caught and released the scales of wisdom I try to live by each day.