24" x 24" Acrylic and Sand on Wood Panel
In 2017 I traveled through Thailand and on a boat excursion to the island of Ko Poda, off of Ao Nang, Krabi. While wondering off to the rocky west side of the island, I came across these miraculously shaped rectangular tide pools. Nature’s extreme sun and wind exposure chiseled these rocks into hand-sized pools. The combination of sand, angular rock walls, water and microscopic organic life, created a spectacular feast for my eyes! In some pools, light reflects the sky when the angle is just right, in others it pulls out the color of the sand. This painting is a celebration of form, color, and texture and real sand was mixed into each color of paint before application.