Galactic Ocean 

Acrylic and Epoxy Resin on Canvas

Galactic Ocean came into existence through my desire to feel completely free in the present moment with paint.  For many years I have felt an intense attraction to the deep vastness and mystery of the ocean and our universe, yet have always had trouble finding a way to convey that feeling.

I had seen other artists create  with acrylic pouring and epoxy resin and felt drawn to the playfulness and the freedom in expression that flows through to the surface.  As my desire to become even less confined by boundaries and details grew I felt less drawn to my detailed mandalas and more interested in experimenting with this new technique I had been observing. 

During the process of experimentation I began to feel less restricted with the paint and found more of the free flowing movement I desired. I could control the colors I mixed and where I placed them, but after some smearing and manipulating, the rest was up to the paint as it blended and moved the way it wanted to after I had guided it to a certain point and let go.  I related this feeling of only having so much control and the way the paint freely flowed to the vast unknown and flow of both the ocean and the universe.  The deep and endless boundaries of space and the ocean make me feel so small and that I have little control yet I am drawn to it. 

 

In this realization, liberation comes and I let go, then flow with the unknown and have faith in the path God has set before me.  In letting go I find freedom, both in life and in the creation process.  Jumping into the unknown is scary at first, with so many possibilities and outcomes. Yet both the break- through and process of giving up control is worth it every time. 

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