Open edition print by Alaskan artist V Rae
Image size: 12" x 18"
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: My husband surprised me with a bracelet. Not a dancing circle of jingling splendor, a wide cylindrical shield of precious metal protecting my radial artery. It feels like an ever-present hand gently gripping my wrist. To some, it could trigger shackled reflections of past and present abuse, restraint on freedom of choice and unwanted control. To me, it’s a bold symbol of unconditional love, protection and feisty free expression. Love releases the past, empowers the present and guarantees the future. Please. Fly there. Today.