Binoculars #160 - View from Weekapaug Point, RI
10" x 60". oil on mdo board. 2011.
Currently on display at the Cate Charles Gallery
As the very short sailing season here in New England comes to a near halt,
the open waters tend to be rather vacant of boating activities and in some ways lonely,
leaving much room for the imagination of reflection and wonderment.
The Sky and the Water are the backdrops for the Binoculars Series.
As the seasons change for the warmer Summer days to the cooler and colder months of Autumn and Winter, there are more vistas of cloud laden skies with bright sparkling waters.
As long as I can remember, I have always had a natural affinity for the Sky and the Water.
I suppose my love for the Sky stems from having grown up in Pittsburgh, PA, where nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains the most beautiful skies would and do occur over head.
My love for the Water goes back to when I was a kid of 4 or 5, when my family would vacation along the shores of Lake Erie, in Dundalk, New York. I fondly remember the Lake, building sand castles and swimming around in monstrous truck inner tubes that my Dad would collect for Summer use.
The open Sky and the open Water offer themselves freely
to think, to marvel, to wonder, to reflect, to explore, to appreciate,
to feel free, to feel open just as the Sky and Water.
It only seems natural to incorporate more
Sky and Water pieces within the Binoculars Series.
Thank you and Cheers!