Gallery: Walking on Water

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Walking on Water - Flight
Walking on Water - Flight
Mineral pigments on Canvas, 84x132", 2012
Walking on Water - Azurite
Walking on Water - Azurite
Mineral Pigments on polished gesso, 82"x132", 2012
Walking on Water - Banquo’s Dream
Walking on Water - Banquo’s Dream
Oyster Shell White, Quartz and Gold on Linen

"Walking on Water - Banquo's Dream" was inspired by watching my second son C.J. play Banquo at Bucknell University's production of Macbeth.  I began the painting soon after, and finished the work as Sandy blew over my new studio in Princeton area.  Sandy caused a prolonged power outage, but Nihonga technique, fortunately, is pre-electricity, so I was determined to continue to work.

 

A heavey summons lies like lead on me,
And yet I would not sleep. Merciful powers,
Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature
Gives way to in repose!

Banquo, in Macbeth