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Near where the fragments
The painting is set both in today as well as 2000 years ago, all at the same time.
The fishing boat. All elements of the painting point the eye to the boat. The boat is painted in the style of the first century "Sea of Galilee Boat" discovered in 1986. Corinne had the pleasure to have lunch with Shelley Wachsman, world-renowned nautical archeologist, who led this discovery. He wrote a book recounting the discovery, The Sea of Galilee Boat. A short video about the discovery is here.
The colors. Oh for the day that such a little fishing boat can go out on this sea with the total peace of sailing north or south, east or west. It seems from the beginning of time, the region experiences strife. The colors of the near shore are in the colors of a type of camouflage and painted as if in turmoil. Moving toward the water, the colors become more bright and vibrant. Water, in most religions and spiritual beliefs, is a sacred sign of purity, cleansing, and renewal. Wishing the movement from strife to renewal.
The fragments... from the shore were collected just south of Ginosar. The smaller fragments ground some plants and the larger fragment is hidden as waiting to be found in an archeological discovery. Small little pieces from a long time ago? Who else might have walked on these pieces or sat on a previous rock that held these pieces?
Please join me as we dream at the Sea of Galilee. I had so much joy being there and I have placed that immense joy in this piece. May you feel it too.
"Dreaming at the Sea of Galilee" is 11 x 14 x 1.5 inches. It is an original technology-enabled oil painting on a wrapped canvas. Imagine standing near the shore overlooking the Golan Heights on a beautiful day. The wind is gusting from the north. A small fishing boat is setting out. Nature is fresh. What year do you think it is?
There are pieces from the shore collected by the artist and integrated in the painting. It's a painting of Israel with pieces of Israel in it!
A microchip is hidden in the painting. When it is scanned by an NFC-enabled smart phone, the phone's browser will go to this website.
"Dreaming at the Sea of Galilee" is highly textured with many techniques used to convey the mood. When you gaze into it, can you feel like you are there?