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Up & Down

Like air and water, heaven and earth, these pictures are a duality. The sea gulls flew over my head at Carlsbad Beach, and I painted the canvas in 2011. The following year, my son Neil shared a photo he'd taken of Koi in Japan. Opposite shores of the Pacific Ocean.

The sea gulls are currently hung on the ceiling above a staircase in our home. When someone walks up the steps, I tell them to, "Look up!" The koi is sometimes displayed floating in our swimming pool.

Look Up! ~ 2011 • 48 x 36
Neil's Koi ~ 2012 • 48 x 36
above our staircase
in our pool