TIDEPOOL OF THE HEART
Open edition print by V. Rae
Image size: 12" X 17"
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: Love can be intimidating. Like that shivering moment the dancing reflections of your mind slip into the tide pool of your heart. Wading forward, some thoughts bolt into dark recesses of protective reef, others scurry the seafloor entranced by waving anemones’ sirenic call. Flashes of insight drift among undulant strands of kelp and evaporate in a mussel cluster maze of anticipation. Sensing no fear, and intrigued by a notion, one reflection dives in and swims toward the ocean. With no tide pool restraint, the notion grows bright, then bursts into sea stars that fall through the night.