Port Of London - Circa 1840
Digital Art - Digital Painting/photographic Art
It is not the safe harbors when we are tied up at the dock that shape and determine our story, the log of our life's journey. Rather it is where we go between our ports of call, the risks we take, the discoveries we make when we are far out at sea, away from what is safe and known. How we brave the storms, endure the calms and doldrums, whether we trust in the stars to guide us tells us a great deal about who we are. - Lianne Schneider. . .
"Flow with life's currents. . . Dare to ride on bold waves of change. . . out to uncharted waters . . .
For there will always be singers on the shore to welcome you back to the safe arms of Earth . . ."
I begin here an extended series of digital paintings based on small black and white sketches in a book that is currently in the public domain. Ships and the sea have always had tremendous symbolic meaning for me. I know I've lived before in the age of the tall ships, of daring exploration. For me there is no better analogy for my life's journey than all the joys and dangers one encounters on a sea voyage aboard a sailing ship bound for unknown worlds.
As with the Plantation/Estate series (which is certainly not complete yet) each piece in this series, which will be part of my "Sea Stories" gallery, is done using a slightly different style or technique. I begin my "journey" with "Port of London - Circa 1840" and at least according to my family tree, that would have been a logical beginning for that lifetime!
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June 7th, 2012
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