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Transformed Coconuts
22" x 30"
Watercolor
$  1,800.00
 
Sometimes a thing resonates with something that's already in you and lights you up. This is the way it is on this day as I stand under a coconut tree looking up into the abrupt yellow bodies, huddled together against a backdrop of complex green and purple leaves. This tree is not an empty house. It is filled with birds and insects and crawling creatures. It is all up there, fitting into each other's edges; lives are being born and lived, death is inevitable. I wonder how fast I can move if a coconut snaps, escapes its small world and comes tumbling down, disregarding my theory that nothing exist in any solid form. Would both our shells be cracked open, lying in the plush grass, our thick cries unheard? Is it worth it to witness how they wrestle each other for the life-giving sunlight that burnishes their smooth coverings? How could I dare miss seeing their spotted tentacles intertwine with each other like a woman's tweed scarf? How could I walk away and not record in my sketchbook this creation, high in a tree that lights my way?