Will You Be My Beaver
These two fantasy creatures ooze affection for one another. They are gazing lovingly and touching softly. Over time the bright color of their bodies fades but the affection remains. Painted clay and hardened cement provide a solid background for them to live happily together as long as the elements support them. Over time as these images fade from view along the trail, they will live forever in the painted reality I created for them. Visit my beavers and feel the love as you enjoy the colors and circular motions. Or better yet visit the Methow Valley and see them for yourself.
I love to wander on trails with my camera and look for interesting images to bring home with me. This particular painting is based on an image that I encountered near the Foster Tawkes Suspension Bridge in Mazama. Along the MVSTA community trail is a series of Clay and Cement images. This was a local project done by the MVSTA and Washington State Arts Commission along with the Methow Valley Elementary School. A portion of the MVSTA trail system has a section above the Methow river that students, working with local artists, have adorned with cement and clay painted art. I had the inspiration to create paintings based on these sections.
Visit my Windows Into the Wild Gallery to see all of the individual art works from this series.