Leather Starfish


Sheila Karrow

Leather Starfish

51 cm X 56 cm (framed: 63 cm x 68 cm)

I am interested in the invisible line between land and sea. The soil, rocks, plants, and animals that originate in forest loam and ocean depths, share their existence through pattern, colour, form, and design. The space between land and sea tells us about ourselves. Our oceans mirror the place of society; they tell us about changing temperatures and petroleum use. The ocean holds the secrets to the future of the planet. My paintings communicate both a literal and metaphorical understanding of the natural world. I strive for an intimate connection with the subject yet also reveal the unknowable reality of such a form. This image of a leather starfish with an abalone was captured by an artist in residency experience in Gwaii Haanas on Haida Gwaii.

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Posted on

April 22, 2022