There's something magical about underwater exploration, with the sun streaming through the waves above. I wanted to communicate some of that whimsy and magic in this piece, and was extra playful in my choice of using four separate canvases!
The Ocean Period was such an experimental time for me, from painting with a color I had thought I didn't like (helloooo blue!), to painting sea animals instead of portraits, and playing with canvas sizes, shapes, and even separating the image into a dyptich (or quatraptych, I guess?) as I did here.
I hope to carry that playful, experimental spirit with me into my future work as well; it can only be a strength.
This acrylic painting is four 12x12" square canvases.