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Silver surfin’

Posted in Home & Decor, and Things We Love

sandracinto02“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch
we are going back from whence we came.”  John F. Kennedy

Each line in this beautiful silvery wave was rendered by hand – . Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto, along with her team of two assistants and 20 local volunteers, spent nine hours each day for two painstaking weeks, using just blue paint and silver paint pen  – to create this gorgeous installation: Encontro das Águas (or Encounter of Waters).

sandracinto07Cinto was influenced by French painter Théodore Géricault and his oil painting The Raft of the Medusa and Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai and his famous woodblock print, The Great Wave (a piece of art that I would love to own).

sandracinto02To complete her story of the sea, Cinto placed a wooden boat in front of the mural and a digitally scanned and rendered black vinyl sticker of an abstract raft inside the boat. Her finished piece  “symbolizes hope, survival and human endurance.”

ospcintoinstall5apr1293Currently at Seattle Museum‘s Olympic Sculpture Park Pavilion,  this massive mural will remain on view until April 14, 2013. If you’re in Seattle, make sure to check it out. If you can’t be there (like me), watch the video, below, it gives you a great sense of the piece’s scale.

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  1. Nice Creative Japanese Artist – Katsushika Hokusai!

    January 4, 2013

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