40” x 42” x 3/4"
Ink, acrylic on canvas
This painting is about water. It’s ability to adapt to any space or vessel because of its fluidity, and its tendency to react to any environment because of its chemistry. Water can be in constant motion, or it can be perfectly still. It can be raging and bold and full of energy. It can be calm and peaceful, motionless and serene. It can be contained in a small glass or it can occupy an entire ocean. It can be gaseous or it can be solid. It’s versatility is inspiring.
To be like water is to be adaptive, to go with the flow, so to speak, in any situation. I think of the way that water always finds a way to move forward and when it is met with a barrier, water will move in another direction, go around, or better yet, find even the smallest of cracks or openings available and go right through. It will seep into the crevice, and without any extra force or added exertion, it will continue to be present, to move forward, and over time, it will erode a crevice until it becomes a crack, and it will have created more space for itself to move through freely. In this case, water is patient, and it perseveres. But water can also smash up against a barrier with such intense force that it knocks down a concrete wall in a single blow. Water can be strong, fierce, intentional and unabashed.
This painting is about honouring the adaptability of water, and recognizing that no matter which state or form water has taken on, it is always bold in its purpose to move forward, no matter what.
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This painting was hand-stretched by the artist in her studio on standard 3/4" thick stretchers. It can be hung as an exposed canvas, or framed in a floating wood frame for a more polished look. This painting comes with a hand-written artist statement and signature. If you purchase this painting you will be contacted by the artist for more information about pick-up options in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, or delivery/shipping information. Please note that the buyer is responsible for any shipping charges and/or for picking up the painting, but the artist will facilitate the process by obtaining quotes, packaging the product safely, and bringing it to a shipping centre at no extra cost. Reach out to the artist directly through the Contact page for any inquiries regarding this piece.
*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world.