Portfolio > Ocean

Ocean 3
oil
48" x 42"
2022
Broken Waves
oil on panel
12" x 34"
2022
Random Heart
oil
58" x 68"
2008
Paths of Water and Flame
oil on panel
36" x 24
2013
gestural abstraction, ocean, red whirlwind, dark heart by Jess Beyler
oil on multiple panels
48" x 96"
2011
Swimming with the Moon
oil on multiple panels
56" x 73"
2011
Ocean Wave
mixed media collage
22" x 22"
2022
Blue gestural abstraction of water splash by Jess Beyler
oil on multiple panels
37" x 18"
2014
 Dream Cloud and the Sea
oil
12" x 13"
2013

I used to live in Portland Maine and I hung out by the ocean as much as I could then. That was a long time ago, but once the ocean gets into your bones you never get over it. Actually, I think we are all born with it in our bones. I read someplace that the saline content of sea water is about the same as the saline content of the blood rushing around in our veins.

In dream symbolism when you find yourself at the shoreline gazing at the open ocean you have reached the edge of all that you once found certain, and you are gazing at something your rational mind cannot contain.

The earth is mostly sea, and our minds are mostly subconscious and somehow this infinite mystery is our home.