“The Channel Islands” are clustered off the coast of the Los Angeles – San Diego coast. Four of the islands constitute Channel Islands National Park, which attracts campers, hikers, and wildlife watchers from around the world. The only way that I could present the islands in a visually interesting way was to spread an image across several canvasses of varying sizes and positions. The swirly “blobby” – even “groovy”, like California – shapes represent the shallower water just off the coast, while the cold cold Pacific Current is shown as a smooth, if somewhat unfriendly flow.
These photos of the piece were taken somewhat hastily, but they do show some of the very “shifty” colors of the piece, many of which change sharply as viewing and lighting angles change.
Five canvasses, all 2.5″-deep “gallery wrap”:
Two 12″x12″, Three 8″x8″