This series looks at fish swimming in schools, inspired by the desert sucker fish being farmed at Pages springs hatchery in Page Springs, Arizona.
Fish typically form schools when they are scared. At the fish hatchery, the fish are raised in large cement pools. When you stand at the edge of the pools, they begin to form schools in fear but do not swim away. The unison, rhythm and movement is incredible to watch despite the reason of their action. These paintings were inspired by watching the fish come together and swim in an infinity rhythm.
These paintings also explore the behaviors of river fish and how their habitats have changed based on recent environment changes. Increase water temperature from climate change, or lack of water due to changes in weather patterns, has effected fish population in Arizona's rivers. Most fish in Arizona are now raised in fish hatcheries not only because of environmental factors causing harm to their natural habitat but also due to societal impact from land use surrounding the water shed areas over the last 100 years.
Un Banc De Poissons. Acrylic on Green canvas. 10x10" Sold.
Three river fish. Acrylic on green canvas. 6x6"
Mini fish. acrylic on canvas. 4x5" Sold
Poissons des rivières. Acrylic on colored canvas. Three panels: 11x14, 16x20 and 30x30. Sold
School of Fish. Acrylic on colored canvas. three panels. 10x36" each, Sold
Orange Fish. 6x6" acrylic on canvas.
"Scatter" 2014. Acrylic on gessoed canvas. 8x8"
Swim together. Acrylic on canvas. Triptych: 3 panels each 20x60"
Diverging fish. Acrylic on red and black canvas. diptych 12x36" each Sold
Swimming Along. acrylic on canvas. Triptych.
Up Stream. acrylic on canvas. 10x30" Sold
Swimming away. acrylic on canvas. diptych 2 panels: 10x30" each. Sold
Little flow. acrylic on canvas. two panels 2x7" Sold
In Pattern, diptych 10x10" each. Sold
Fish Current. acrylic on canvas. 3 panels: 16x8" 20x16" and 16x8"