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Landscapes are beautiful aesthetic vistas. Since becoming a "person with a mobile disability," I have an immediate perspective on the world. I check the ground before I walk or roll to know where to place my quad cane, walker, or wheelchair. I need to be aware of slippery surfaces, cracks, bumps, and curbs. What a surprise! I found the patterns and textures are endless, as are the inspirations. This series of paintings explores the "groundscapes" of our world. The first one is 30"x 24" and the second is 30"x 28". The rest are various sizes from 16"x20" to 12"x12". I hope they make you notice things when you are standing, walking, rolling, or sitting and connected to our ground - our earth.   

Groundscape Repair

Groundscape Repair

The patchwork repairs of our pavement create lines, shapes and textures. 30"H x 24"W. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. part of the "Groundscape" series. available

Mesmerizing Groundscape

Mesmerizing Groundscape

Sometimes it is mesmerizing. The depth, the colors, the shine! It catches the eyes. 30"H x 28"W. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas, Part of the "Groundscape" series. sold

Antique in the Street

Antique in the Street

I found a terrific piece of iron in the street. It is over 100 years old - an antique. Look for interesting patterns and textures. You, too, may find an "Antique in the Street." Acrylics on canvas. 16" x 16" sold

Pick 'em Up?

Pick 'em Up?

When we look at the ground we see all sorts of things - even money. Do you pick up a penny? A nickel? A dime? How much money needs to be there for you to bend over and pick it up? Something to contemplate. 16"w x 20"h. Acrylics on canvas with coins.

Ground-Breaking

Ground-Breaking

"Ground-breaking" or "pavement-cracking." I find it interesting and eye-catching. Highly textured surface with many layers! (The photo does not capture how cool it is.) 18"H x 18"W. Acrylics on cradled board.

In America the Streets are Paved in Gold

In America the Streets are Paved in Gold

Anonymous Quote: Recollections of 1900’s immigrant: “I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, found out three things: First, the streets weren’t paved with gold; second, they weren’t paved at all: and third, I was expected to pave them.” (immitation) gold, silver and copper leafs, acrylics on panel. 16"x16"

Nature Wins

Nature Wins

Humans spend a fortune on pavement of roads and parking lots. Both to build them, to rebuild them, and to maintain them. Why, they could be "paved in gold" for the fortunes that are spent. Yet. nature finds a way to live. Brava! 20"w x 16" h. Imitation gold leaf and acrylics on canvas. available

Resilience

Resilience

Don’t you admire the Dandelions’ strength, tenacity, and resilience? They send down a deep tap root to live in the most inhospitable of places, surviving pavement and chemicals designed to eradicate them. Yet, Dandelions’ bright golden flowers are beacons of hope and a summer to come. I am inspired by the Dandelion to not give up even when faced with seemingly impossible challenges. 12" x 12". Acrylics on wrapped canvas. sold

Portrait of Resilience

Portrait of Resilience

Dandelions are, quite possibly, the most successful plants that exist, masters of survival worldwide. Dandelions require sun and disturbed soil to thrive. That’s why they seem to “look for" parking lots, roadsides and construction sites. People in the US spend a lot of "gold" to pave over and use herbicides to get rid of dandelions. Yet, they find a way to live. Don't you admire their resilience? 20"x16" Acrylic skins on gold leaf.

Magic of Water

Magic of Water

I have experienced the miracle of water by exercising in a pool. When standing chest-deep in water, the body is 80% weightless, bearing only 20% of its weight. This weightlessness helped me walk again after being paralyzed waist down from transverse myelitis. I celebrate the pool I exercise in.16" x 16". Acrylics. Sold

Earth Fired Inside

Earth Fired Inside

I look at the ground and the floor to be safe. Looking at the ceramic tile, it occurred to me that ceramic tile is made of clay or earth. It is fired to a high temperatures and changes from soluble clay to hard insoluble ceramic to a dense watertight vitreous ceramic. Drains are often decorative, too. 16" x 16". Acrylics.

I See Random Acts of Beauty

I See Random Acts of Beauty

I look down a lot to navigate our world. I found that beauty is everywhere. Even twigs and leaves blown down on a wet driveway are interesting in their random patterns. Look and you will find beauty everywhere. part of the "Groundscape" series. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 20"H x 16"W. available

Snow, Beautiful Snow

Snow, Beautiful Snow

The first snowfall is so pure and sparkling. It is beautiful, but there is a sinister slippery side of snow. 16"H x 20"W. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. Part of the "Groundscape" series.

IceScape

IceScape

Look down and see the textures of the ice on aggregate pavement. Subtle and Interesting. 16"H x 20"W. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. Part of the "Groundscape" series.

Yikes!

Yikes!

I see ice and feel panic. It is beautiful. But, I do not want to fall. 16"H x 20"W. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. Part of the "Groundscape" series.

Paved in Gold

Paved in Gold

For what we spend on our roads and bridges, they might as well be "paved in gold." You can look at the lines and shapes in crumbling pavement and see interesting lines, shapes and textures. 14" x 14" including the frame. Acrylics with imitation gold, silver and bronze leaf on panel.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

The U.S. Congress passed an infrastructure bill that funds more than a trillion dollars in nationwide federal spending on Nov. 5, 2021. A lot of Gold! 12" x 12" Acrylics with imitation gold, silver and copper leaf on wrapped canvas. available

Tactile Paving 2

Tactile Paving 2

The "truncated domes and detectible warning pavers" are interesting to look at, especially with rust. These ground indicators are also known as braille paving. They use raised lines, domes, or other textures to help people who are blind or have low vision navigate their surroundings. Tactile paving can be found on curb cuts, footpaths, stairs, and station platforms. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 16”w x 20"h. "Groundscape" series.

An Interesting Landscape

An Interesting Landscape

I look down and see a landscape. Textures, surfaces, patterns, and colors are everywhere you look. My world is interesting indeed. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 16"Hx20"W. "My World" series. available.

Precious Ground

Precious Ground

The ground is our foundation - literally. I honor it. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas with gold leaf. Part of the "Groundscape" series.

Disintegrate

Disintegrate

Even in decay and disintegration the pavement has interesting patterns and textures. 16"H x 20"W. Acrylics on Procion-dyed canvas. Part of the "Groundscapes" series. available.

A Cracked Groundscape-large file

A Cracked Groundscape-large file

This asphalt is full of cracks. Where will they lead? Fascinating. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 20"Hx16"W. "My World" series. available.

Tactile Paving

Tactile Paving

The "truncated domes and detectible warning pavers" are interesting to look at, especially with rust. These ground indicators are also known as braille paving. They signal changes in a path including a curb or a change in direction. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 16"Hx20"W. "My World" series. sold

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