Friday, August 28, 2009

Seamonster Voodoo - Art


Seamonster Voodoo is a watercolor painting in muted colors. The sea swirls around the monster in dull, purple waves. The sea monster itself is long and is a natural green shade. The monster’s snake-like shape meanders through the painting, crossing itself several times so that it is difficult to determine where the beginning and end of the creature are actually located. The sea monster itself becomes something without beginning and end, an omnipresent, infinite force.

If the sea monster is something long lasting and powerful, it is interesting to note the color chosen to depict it. The sea monster is green, a color typically associated with nature. Perhaps the sea monster is a representation of nature, which was present before mankind existed and will persist after men have perished. The sea monster floats in a calm sea, nothing perturbing its slow meander across the canvas. Nature maintains its implicit power, despite the dangers present in the dark sea of the painting.

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