Monday, September 28, 2009

Tsunami Fountain - Art


Teeming with energy, Tsunami Fountain is a painting that invokes the force and energy of water, a natural element of great power. The water in this piece fills the frame to the edges; nothing else can be seen. The water is not only blue, but also green, an interesting depiction. Water, which is often portrayed in shades of blue, is also a source of and home to many different forms of life. The green color in the water is a representation of the life that exists in the planet’s bodies or water and also water’s importance to the continuation of life.

Yet the tsunami is also a destructive force, a force that has destroyed the lives of many people. In the world of the painting, mankind has tamed this force, bending the powerful wall of water to our collective will. The tsunami itself has become a fountain, a controlled, human-managed flow of water. The tsunami fountain is a source of pleasure for people, rather than a destructive force to be feared and loathed. Tsunami Fountain is a visionary piece that looks toward a better future built upon human potential.

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