Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Surprise





This piece (a 12 by 12 linocut) was carved on a recent visit to Pensacola, Florida. The "old fellow" in the photo was hanging around the pier, looking for hand outs. I was convinced he couldn't fly; pelicans can live to be up to 50. The way he was hobbling around, pecking at anyone who came too close (including two tourists who posed for a pic in front of him!), he appeared to be done with the daily grind. And all that was shattered in a second as he suddenly departed in elegant flight.
This observational incident is also a metaphor for shattering personal limitations; right next door to so-called perceived limitations, there is wonder and beauty and inner strength.



 And here's recent piece from a series of watercolors focusing on the beauty of solid forms. Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

Nicky Linzey said...

How true that is Nicola. I always think of penguins who are so awkward on land and yet graceful when swimming. Beautiful work as always.

Sarah Melling said...

I love both of these pieces...you have such a range of artistic talent!

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Nicky Linzey said...

I couldn't leave a comment on Transformations for some reason - but wanted to say how well you've portrayed that feeling of being part of the world - as one.

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