Shaped by Reaction Study, 24” x 18, watercolor on paper, 2010
This watercolor features the female anatomy morphed out of a Marrus orthocanna, siphonophore, one of the most voracious predators in the ocean. When a siphonophore moves, the ‘locomotive’ gas-filled floats begin to pulse its swimming bells for feeding, defense, and reproduction. Out of the bells, two symmetrical orchid flowers spiral out into inverted black moor goldfish.
This painting is a ‘study’ for the larger ‘Shaped by Reaction’ acrylic on maple panel painting, created in 2010.