This water color piece is entitled... CRUCIBLE...
It was the child of frustration.
I was working on several projects that seemed to be going nowhere in a hurry.
Try as I may results were slow to non existent.
Eventually I "surrendered". I stepped away from pursuing these goals and began to sketch.
My frustration poured out of me onto the page (first draft was in pencil and will also be included in the up-coming show) and evolved into what you see.
Several interesting things happened along the way.
All of the little characters in the piece were originally the same but as I drafted and re-drafted the piece, each one took on a distinct persona.
It turns out that each one had a message for me as it pertained to my dilemma. This seemed to happen as if by magic. And as the piece evolved, solutions began to appear and my way forward was made clear.
Let me give you an example. One character wanted to be a forest dweller (the green one, don't you know) and he reminded me that I had not visited the woods for some time. I took his advice and on so doing, much of my angst dissolved as I was baited by all the greenery around me.
The water man reminded me to visit the river & just go with the flow. Each character had a prescription and collectively I was rejuvenated.