The reference photo for this piece is one I took. My daughter had brought in a large green frog the caught in our yard. The reflection you see is the trees in our backyard the sun… and my phone. So, it is a landscape, of sorts, as seen by the frog; or at least as reflected on its eye.
What a beautiful eye it is! Those gorgeous warm metallic tones with a patch of silver. The patterning in the iris reminds me of aerial shots of river systems. That center gold band frames the reflection beautifully too.
Making art takes courage. Every day, with every piece, I am faced with my fears. Will people like my art? What about my “vision”? Can I recreate it in pigment the way I see it in my mind? Or, and maybe this is worse, will what I make go unnoticed? These fears have not gone away over the years. They still come up every single time, but my reaction to them has changed.
Making art gives courage. With it, I can embrace these fears: criticism, lack, and loneliness. My art and I, we are not an answer; we are ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.