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Teeming With Life

  • Oil Crayon, Watercolor & Wax
  • Clayboard
  • Dimensions: 36" x 48"
  • $8,750
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A magical world hums within a single drop from any of the world’s oceans or inland ponds. As a young boy, my grandfather, who happened to be a biology professor, gave my brother and me a secondhand microscope to share. A perpetual search of the neighborhood ponds for the soupiest water yielded yet more exotic life forms. It was a world ruled by the premise of eat or be eaten. Whipping tails, flagella, and cilia motored through the field of view with an energy that seemed remarkably earnest and desperate. The imaginary lifeforms in my painting are remnants from my distant memories of fifty years ago.