This one was not accepted to an art association in the state I live in and I’ve been feeling vulnerable these days because of it. “Rejection helps”’ someone told me a while ago.

The little being is bathing in an algae filled aquarium under the water in what could be another aquarium. I wanted to add certain details that had a lot of meaning to me. It was a very personal piece I offered.

42" x 32" oil, wax, thread

When finishing up, I added a smile to its face. What was important to me, was to have this creature happy in its underwater world. I broke off a lot of wax on the wall of the image to let bright light come through. Being unemployed at the time, I probably wanted to believe that somewhere there was a light at the end of the tunnel.