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"TRANQUILITY BELOW" by KAREN WILES
A hypnotic, fascinating under pier work of art displaying rolling beach waves and tones of Caribbean aqua waters with an almost 3D effect. Pilings of rust golden tones transcending into the cool, magical, and inviting tranquil waters of Wiles award winning "Tranquility Below."
"Tranquility Below" was shot underneath a pier in Grand Case, on the French side of St. Maarten in the Eastern Caribbean. There were many of the island's beautiful children playing and running atop this pier and diving into the waters below. I witnessed lots of laughter, fun and an abundance of happy smiles. I walked underneath to find this beautiful, hypnotic mood of tranquility with her vintage golden columns holding all the fun above and "Tranquility Below" was captured for a moment in time to be cherished always...
This particular piece has won many art awards and still remains to be Mrs. Wiles most popular work. It is also available in a horizontal image entitled "Pillars of Time" which can also be found on her website along with five other images in the particular series of images titled "The Tranquility Series" in her online gallery. The "Tranquility" artwork is currently published in Marin magazine in the wine valley area near San Francisco...
Saint Martin (French: Saint-Martin; Dutch: Sint Maarten) is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km (190 mi) east of #Puerto Rico. The 87 square kilometres (34 sq mi) island is divided roughly 60/40 between France (53 square kilometres (20 sq mi)) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (34 square kilometres (13 sq mi)); the two parts are roughly equal in population. It is one of the smallest sea islands divided between two nations, a division dating to 1648. The southern Dutch part comprises Sint Maarten and is one of four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The northern French part comprises the Collectivit?e Saint-Martin (Collectivity of St. Martin) and is an overseas collectivity of France.
On January 1, 2009 the population of the entire island was 77,741 inhabitants, with 40,917 living on the Dutch side, and 36,824 on the French side.
Collectively, the two territories are known as "St-Martin / St Maarten". Sometimes SXM, the IATA identifier for Princess Juliana International Airport (the island's main airport), is used to refer to the island.
February 22nd, 2011
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