Poseidon Embrace

 

This series references the dance that occurs when the ocean water and the air clamour to deeper and higher levels; reaching into the depths of its waters and then soaring upward to newer heights, in an attempt to grasp the sky; that realm where heaven and earth meet in the middle, sometimes in the midst of a storm.

 

An atmospheric winter seascape is generated from the imagination and inspired by stories of Poseidon, the ancient Greek sea god. A textural mix of wax, sand and oil paint are applied, worked and some layers scraped away to express an elemental landscape.

 

A dark mass is sometimes engulfed in a textural field of light, a speck of presence in a huge body of moving space. That shadow is us, the individual afloat in existence. The series Poseidon Embrace has much to do with recognizing, accepting and embracing the shadows within.

 

 © 2020 by Verona Sorensen  

Contemporary Art, Montreal, QC, Canada, veronasorensen@gmail.com

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