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Octopus's Garden Painting

Valerie Ostenak

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 6 W x 6 H x 1.5 D in

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Water is a very comfortable place for me to be . . . I feel at home in it even though I was born in the desert. I was taught very early that water is life, life-giving, necessary, and precious. It is a place of play and of danger. To survive one must be able to be at home in it. From the Listening to Water series, it is about adapting to change in a new environment. Releasing the old . . . Finding a better way to move through the water, to move through life. We are being called to find a way to survive our changing world. As wisdom teachers of yoga tell us, we must breathe into it. In this painting I immediately had the thought that this is an underwater garden where a lovely octopus is living . . and it made me happy.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:6 W x 6 H x 1.5 D in

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• American Painter/Designer • Inquire about Commissions • Membership: Visual Artist Association ARTIST STATEMENT: Transformation. Movement. Flow . . . and the energy within. The energy that exists in the visible as a wave crashing into the shore and the invisible as thought: its effect on us and how we affect it down to the quantum level. This is what I and my art are about. The pieces I create speak to hope, change, enlightenment, transforming and becoming better, weathering the storms and learning to swim within the chaos. They offer a way to embrace shadow and find the wisdom and the light within it. INSPIRATION & SERIES:: I am visually inspired by the rich colors of oceans, forests, and flowers . . . by the perfect curve in the shape of a wave, the winding tendrils of vines and how they connect to everything around them. I am intrigued by Space visually and metaphorically. Images from the Webb and Hubble telescopes utilizing UV and IR filters show us billions of galaxies and richly colored nebulae. Though separated by incomprehensible distances, they are the light within the darkness. For me, beacons of hope and possibility.

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