Nereids in the Garden of Hippocampus

Acrylic and ink on canvas (2021)

Size: w 16″ x h 10″ x d 1.75″

Inspired by, and dedicated to, SJ by her AN.

Hippocampus: part of the brain associated with memory, thought to resemble a seahorse.

The starting point for this painting was an image of the hippocampus obtained by means of antibody staining by Thomas Deerinck and Mark Ellisman (2004), reproduced in Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century. My sea dragon (barely discernible, certainly not recognizable, in any case upside down) inhabits an underwater garden of memory, dream and desire.

Nereids Descending (Detail)

nereids descending

Acrylic, graphite, collage on canvas (2018, work in progress)

Size:  w 20″ x h 16″

My upcoming solo show at the wonderful music listening space at Art Noise gallery (Tri-Art paints) in Kingston Ontario is titled Restoring Balance:  Before and Between.  Works created using acrylic paint and media plus graphite, collage, pastel on stone, canvas, paper will be displayed.  Please drop in! the exhibit is up 23 August to 20 September 2018.