I had some old canvases that I decided to paint over last month. The flowers were blooming, the birds were building their nests and all seemed right with the world around me so I decided to do a painting about Gaia and her spring attire. It was not that long after the royal wedding so, of course, I had to create a crazy hat for her. The folds of the blue dress are also the ocean's waves and if you look hard the map of the world shows through them.
For me, creating an art piece is like reading Turkish coffee grounds - a story becomes revealed as one looks at the surface, texture and color. Moving around the canvas, one can see the past, present and future of the creation.