In the ebbing tide
sea kelps dance toward
and around granite under the foam.
Dawn is being formed.
Morning inspires my imagination.
Could this be like the primordial dawn of life,
when that first enzyme coagulated to form the weedy kales
under the rising sun?
The series “Primoridial Dawn” was initially inspired by the sandstone carving “Valley of the Shadow”; the four organic shapes frame the body of a sleeping infant. I was reminded of a rising yellow sun, the earth’s womb, a wavy line of water, and a sea-weed shape. Several of those shapes have become fully developed paintings on their own, but diagrams of the initial inspiration remained foremost in my mind while the work was being constructed.
I hope you enjoy the collection of paintings and carvings inspired by the Primordial Dawn.
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