BENEATH

This image is one of my most discussed, critiqued pieces. It's confusing to the eye and there is a reason for this. At first glance it appears to be a few splashes of water on the surface of the ocean. Look closer and some things aren't quite right. Why is the sky green? Those splashes look more like bubbles. As an artist, the biggest compliment is when the viewer finds elements of your piece worthy of discussion or interpretation. I am delighted when I see people solving the puzzle of "Beneath". The title reveals it's secret. It's an inverted view of what lies beneath the Ocean after a wave has passed. For all the turbulence above the water line, there is a peaceful serenity beneath. The thunderous roar from above is muted and only a few effervescent bubbles break the surface of the underworld. jj