Inspired by the Maui spinner dolphins. I was offshore for several hours watching the spinners swim at speed and play. At first a dolphin here and there would come to the surface. I noticed its dorsal fin pushing through the water creating what looked like a flower petal falling to the side in the ocean. After a time one after the other started leaping into the air in the center of the circle the dolphins were swimming in. A flower pistol. A rose in the heart of the sea. A sign we should give to the ocean as it gives to us. I studied up on the Auau channel between Maui and Lanai to create this beautiful, mesmerizing Hawaii artwork. the last thing i painted was the rose the dolphin is holding. Look for mermaids and reef fish, as well as the occasional spirit playing on instruments within the lava flows and fissures.
I was blown away and amazed when "OCEAN FLOWER" sold and is hanging in a private collection in Ohio with Degas, Seurat, and Chagall’s.
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