Sunday, April 25, 2010


Turtles and tortoises are primordial beings from another age. This usually languorous individual snaps disapproval for being roused from its meditation. Dragonflies and over-sized hummingbirds
hover above in the perfumed air. Nasturtiums and patterned greenery abound. Other creatures
emerge from the color bytes to offer companionship to the ancient one. A contemporary naiad
soothes the savage beast in the carapace, before lowering it gently into the pond. "Turtle" is an
acrylic painting on canvas, 40" x 47," completed in 1982.