Deep Waters


United States

New Media
Size: 16 H x 24 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

New Media: Vector, Ballpoint Pen, Ink and Digital on Paper and Other.

I sat down one afternoon on the rocks of the coast of Maine. A sailboat skirted the shore for 30 minutes or so before turning to head into deeper waters. The adventure that awaited this crew was only imaginable to me as I sat watching from the shoreline; especially as one who has never stepped foot on anything larger than a jon boat.

I thought of the many people over the centuries that set off on (potentially) similar voyages. My mind traced the scene from “John Adams,” when Paul Giamatti is sick in the hull of a ship carrying him to France to seek out an ally in the American Revolution. Centuries before Adams, by use of a sailboat, the pilgrims sought freedom from the King of England’s religious tyranny. Humans have no such relationship, nor so complex a history, with any other vessel as that of the sailboat. It could easily be seen as the hallmark of freedom.

This piece began as a pen and ink sketch, from which I scanned, colored, and digitally created the complementary shapes. I feel that the stark lines of the pen give a nice juxtaposition to the slick renderings of the modern shapes.

Keywords: Regatta, Sea, Boat, Water, Yacht, Coast, Midcentury Modern, Fishing, Graphic, Palm Springs, Marine, Ocean

Subjects: Sailboat

Styles: Illustration, Fine Art, Modern

Mediums: Vector, Ballpoint Pen, Ink, Digital

Materials: Paper, Other

Prints: Sailboat Art Prints, Illustration Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Vector Art Prints, Ballpoint Pen Art Prints, Ink Art Prints, Digital Art Prints, Paper Art Prints, Other Art Prints

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