Beyond

Beyond

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In January of 2020, right before the whole world changed, my husband and I took a trip to see friends in Tacoma, WA and learned of the "blue hole" effect there in Washington state. Apparently, if you live under the blue hole, you experience  significantly less rain and gray. I grew up in a decidedly non blue hole part of Washington, had never before heard of this infamous blue hole, and have gratefully called sunny CA my home for more than 20 years. The weather was classic PNW gray and wet during our visit but nonetheless, for reasons I cannot fully explain, I was totally taken with Tacoma. I definitely have a weird crush on grit city!

The blue hole idea was lurking around my brain when I made this painting and when I finished it, I looked up the meaning of the word Tacoma. It seems "Tacoma" derives from the Latin prefix meaning "to surpass" or "go beyond" as well as from the Salish Indian word for the mountain that provided water (Mt. Rainier). I promptly titled this piece "Beyond" and it is a bit of an ode to the idea of seeking out blue holes in life and to living beyond our perceptions and into brighter days. 

24" x 48"
acrylic on canvas with light gray painted edges
wood float frame available for additional $150