Saturday, August 5, 2017

I Shall Call Him Squishy...

"Mesmerized" by Lorenda Harder
19.5" x 25.5" Soft Pastel on Toned Paper, 2017
$350 Framed

Who doesn't remember, with much affection, the character Dory from "Finding Nemo"? In the scene (watch it below later-still makes me chuckle), Dory finds a tiny jellyfish and wants to make him a little pet - but it ends up not being the best idea. When I saw my first jelly fish is was large and beached and quite dead. I was still fascinated by the inner workings of the animal as I observed it there. I've had opportunities since to become quite mesmerized by them and I get pulled into and lost in their beauty. I knew I had to capture its smooth movements and bioluminescence through the medium of soft pastel - I thought about this piece for 2 years before I finally put chalk to paper. Now I want to go back to the ocean and float in it like these beautiful little creatures. DID I also capture a memory YOU have of the sea? Share in my comments below!

You can see the rest of my Ocean Encounters show in person or online here.

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