It's A River
acrylic on canvas
65.5 x 68 inches (166.4 x 172.7 cm)
The title of this painting proposes the metaphor that life is a river. Our journey is through time that flows inexorably.
The painting composition includes improvisations on hexagons and equilateral triangles. Inspired by the chemical description of carbon molecules as hexagon rings, the geometric improvisation reflects the notion of the complexity of molecular structures of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, etc. that makes up living biological systems. The artist’s belief is that the chemical elements in our bodies do not disappear when we die, but are re- constituted, and re-cycled in a process that does not end. The shimmering line on the right side of the painting depicts a light reflecting on water, indicating a river, representing a continuation in time and another representation of light.