Atlantic - Original piece

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Atlantic - Original piece

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This is a piece from my abstract series titled “On the first day” which is a reference to the creation story from the book of Genesis. This is a painting of the sea and sky an image that is deeply embedded in my mind as I was born to Portuguese parents from the coast of Portugal where this view is common. Portugal has an incredible coast facing head on into the Atlantic and the view is so deep knowing that on the other side is America you really feel like your staring out into the open, the sea and sky ongoing for eternity.

The sky is luminous and multicoloured, the sea a deep blue and stretching far into the distance infinitely. I feel that this image is beyond words, it displays a world with no end and that will far outlast all human life, I think it is what we mean when we say somethings divine, heavenly, beyond life and death. The feeling that if you were to die you would become part of the earth again part of this same landscape.

It is in a sense our home and one day our grave and that an eery feeling in me. It makes me think of history, all who lived and all who died, and all that has happened in history. The sea in Portugal has deep symbolic meaning as many of the first discoverers came from Portugal.

So what do we call the force that created all of this? The title of this series of paintings is important signifying to me that on the first day only the basic things were created, in the bible its the heaven and earth, to scientists its the big bang, does it matter which one we believe do both ideas create the same appreciation for this strange phenomenon we live on? I.e this land we stand on came way before us and will stay for much longer too.

Limited print
Dimensions:
20.3” wide
27” high

Original Oil Painting on Canvas
Dimensions:

Height: 122cm
Width: 91cm
Depth: 2cm

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