This is a portrait of my friend Leslie. Sometimes I do
portraits of my friends and ask them how they would
like to be portrayed. Leslie wanted to be a mermaid.
Here she is relaxing at the bottom of the sea. To me
she symbolizes the mind at rest and receptive to the
benefits of the unconscious. There is a time in the
creative process where one must relax and be open to
what comes. Ideas swim like fish in the deep waters
of the unconscious mind.
Graphite, pastel and water color on paper, c. 28.5 x 41.25 in.
and also as an
Archival print available in multiple sizes