"Cerebral Oceans" is the the seventh print in the Strange Topographies series.
STRANGE TOPOGRAPHIES came about at the beginning of COVID when I was wanting to paint, to dive into watercolors, but didn't have a lot of extra energy for coming up with concepts. One day I just sat down and began painting washes, and shapes, and mixing colors. Here I could play, I could move my hands erratically, drip colors onto the paper, gently swish my brush–it freed me up. Then I began meticulously tracing the shapes and spidery arms of the mixing colors and separating ombrés. For hours I would slowly outline while listening to podcasts and music. It was ordered but meditative–it calmed me. I loved the balance of one part flexibility, color, and chaos, and one part, order and stability.
As I looked at the painting, zoomed out, they reminded me of the topography maps I love so dearly–the ones that take me to places were flexibility and and freedom are found in abundance. But the steps I take while the maps guide me are meditative, and the preparation is ordered. We often need both–both the order and the chaos. <3
Signed 5x7 archival giclée print.
This is a print, a reproduction of an original 5x7 watercolor painting.
Printed on Red River Aurora Art Natural 285 paper. The paper is a 100% cotton rag slightly textured matte paper that is similar to a hot press watercolor paper with a 285gsm weight. This paper is a warm/neutral museum grade archival paper with no OBAs, which means it’s made for keeping long past your lifetime and will not yellow over time.
10% of all proceeds go to the Central Texas Food Bank + the Potlatch Fund.
Central Texas Food Bank is a food bank the serves the Austin area and beyond. I chose this organization because I started this online shop to help pay my bills, to put food on the table. I am fortunate to be able to afford groceries right now, but I believe everyone should have access to food.
The Potlatch Fund is a Native-led non-profit that provides grants and leadership development to Tribal Nations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. I chose this organization because a large majority of photographs in my shop were taken in Washington, on the ancestral and stolen lands of several tribes of the Pacific Northwest region, and I believe in giving resources (money, land, time) back to these tribes.
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This print is currently only offered as a 5x7.
The image has been shrunk (from the standard size) 1/2” on the top and sides and 3/4” on the bottom to accommodate for the title/signature + a slender white border all the way around the image.