Beaver Dam In The Pool acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 x 1.6 inches 2019 $6500
Happy Canada Day! In celebration I finished and photographed my painting of a giant beaver in the pool! This painting took about three months, working on it every day about 20 hours a week. Part of my series featuring 10 different species of animals being themselves and adapting to different rooms that fill the house of my imagination. This here would be my number 6 and my general write up as featured on my etsy.com and saatchiart.com sites:
People in my life inspired this work. The way in which people are individualistic and adaptable to their environment, I find fascinating. I use this as a metaphor for the different characters I meet in my everyday life. Using a different room of a house in each painting, I am slowly building my dream home with a family of animals! Humanity, along with its encounter with the beauty of nature provided the imagery for this work. I hope viewers will feel delighted in how this particular character has successfully adapted to its particular environment of the indoor swimming pool. The beaver builds dams in lakes and rivers and this one can't help himself but build something similar out of pool toys and furniture! Beavers are busy and nocturnal for the most part. I paint what moves me, resiliency of the living spirit. These paintings are about how we just can't help but be our best when we our best selves, no matter the adversity, no matter the circumstance. Each painting comes with painted sides and requires no frame. Complete with hangy wire also it is ready for your enjoyment!