Guarding the Deep

Completed: March 2014

Canvas size: 10″ x 10″
Custom framed, no glass: 14.75″h x 15.0″w

Mixed media: needlepoint canvas stitched to painted stretched gallery wrapped canvas

I was browsing through some wonderful photos of the Great Barrier Reef and became inspired by the undulating,  graceful jellyfish and just couldn’t wait to interpret that movement.

But, of course, I need my saturated color and color is only found near the light. Jellies embrace the deep. So I did my own thing and combined both light and the deep dark. The red band conveys the jellies energy and reflective light from the water above.

The high contrast black shadow box custom contemporary frame surrounds the painted gallery wrapped canvas for a striking contrast.