Have you ever noticed how the shape of Dolphins and birds are very similar? In fact, thinking about it, the shape of a plane is an exact replica. Not being a physicist, I assume the cylindrical shape is an aerodynamic configuration which allows the dolphin to glide through water, the bird to sail high on wind currents each leaving a slip stream of undulating curves and energy.
Shortly after completing this painting I watched a documentary on the interaction of birds and sea life. It was fascinating how birds led Dolphins to schools of fish, hovering until the the fish had been herded into a rotating frenzy by their seafaring counterparts. At that point it was every Dolphin/Bird for him/herself ducking and diving in a frenetic flurry of gastronomic activity.
This program was about the synchronicity of bird and sea life. Looking again at the painting’s composition, a title came of its own volition. As one of my favourites, whatever title I gave it had to ‘feel’ right. So I swapped the word Synchronicity to Energy only because the word Synchronicity is a mouthful.
Energy of Sea and Sky is to be the second painting entered into an upcoming exhibition at Elanora Uniting Church, Elanora, Gold Coast, June 6th.