Chinese Rollercoaster

Chinese Rollercoaster

2000
Acrylic and sand on un-stretched canvasboard
373 x 620
Private collection


This piece is my first experimentation with adding texture by using sand mixed in with the paint and glue to make a thickness to the work. The self authored poem is written to blend with the background of a sun / moon across some water with a cross also depicted.

“Like a bird soaring high in the sky, freedom is a present and longed for in this life. TURNING THE TIDES. Like a Chinese roller coaster, the waves twist and turn. You are my ship’s captain. If some soul goes overboard I’d be diving into the vast ocean before me to save them from the ocean’s throw. Violent as _”