Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Anxious About Open Water

Have you ever taken a trip to the ocean; dreamed of getting back in touch with your soul through the pull of the waves, smell of salty air, and the call of seagulls overhead? You arrived, shook open your over-sized towel, let it fall flat to the sand, then perched your umbrella nearby for shade. Kicking off your sandals, you let your toes sink into the warm sand while closing your eyes and taking a deep breath of fresh ocean air. All your senses converge. Life is good.

Then you take a stroll to the water's edge, enjoy the contrast of warm sand and cool water. Little sea critters squirrel down into the sand almost before you can catch a glimpse of them. Life surrounds you. It stretches out in front of you, deep within the ocean's depths. You feel energized. You wade out into the water; the weight of it slows your progress, while beckoning you forward. The water is cold--an instant cure for the heat of the Sun. Just a little further, and you'll be immersed in its perfection, wrapped up in it's cool comfort.


Anxious About Open Water
Acrylic over earthenware, mixed beads

Finally, there you are. Surrounded by liquid nature. Every pore of your skin feels its wetness, its coolness. But then your skin feels something else. What was that? It just brushed by you for an instant, but it was definitely something.

Suddenly, you're feeling Anxious About Open Water.

14 comments:

Skyler said...

What was THAT? It was one of those durn jellyfish that are taking over our oceans, that's what! I've never been stung by one of those horrid creatures, by the Jersey shore or in the Caribbean islands, but Robin, your artwork is exactly my face when someone yells, "JELLYFISH!!!!"

Robin Hernandez said...

Hety, I feel the same way about jellyfish! They scare the dickens out of me!!!

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Jean Levert Hood said...

Neat piece!! And, yes, now, Skyler's comment will have me seeing this when I am in the ocean!

Brenda Thour said...

Very intriqueing (sp?) story. Yep, that's the face all righty.

Morgane said...

Hi Robin,
I'm new on WWAO and I'm discovering your art... all I want to say is wow! I really like these pieces, there is something indefinable about them, like an exotic touch, a sense of wonder. The colors and this face are beautiful and it's so expressive!
I think I'll come back and check on your new pieces quite often!
Cheers!

Shannon said...

i think this one is my favorite
-erica

Robin Hernandez said...

Jean, I agree with you!

Robin Hernandez said...

Brenda, that's definitely MY face when I feel some mysterious creature brushing up against me! :)

Robin Hernandez said...

Thanks, Morgane! I appreciate your feedback! :)

Robin Hernandez said...

Thanks, Erica! You should be able to see it in person soon! Can't wait!

kristen said...

Love this and your blog! I saw your post on WWA and I think its looking great :)

Kristen
http://stillheart.blogspot.com

Robin Hernandez said...

Hey, thanks, Kristen! Please check back for updates! :)

Cathy ~o said...

Love this one and that's my face too when faced with open water..LOL In my case, it is the fear of sharks and possibly the fact that I can't swim!