Turning the Tide… Sailboats at Sea


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Turning the Tide… Sailboats at Sea 72×60 mixed media is a multi-layered mixed media large six-paneled impressionist painting of 13 whimsical sailboats with orange and bronze sails bouncing around in the turquoise blue waters are being shifted ever so gently by the tide.

In “Turning the Tide,” the subtle shifts and changes of the sea and wind could be seen as the alchemical processes that transform the sailboats and the sailor on their journey. The journey of the soul, as depicted by sailboats in the painting, could be likened to the alchemist’s pursuit of spiritual transformation and enlightenment. Through this journey, the sailor learns to navigate the tides and currents of life, just as the alchemist learns to navigate the complexities of their craft.

When you set your focus on the infinite potential and possibility, it’s endless. You’ll start to be affected by tides and currents so universal that you don’t even know that you’re being shifted. It’s like the wind coming down onto a cruise ship in the ocean. And just slightly turning it off course without the ship knowing it has moved.

Turning the Tide is a journey of one soul navigating the sea and always righting the boat to neutral AND getting shifted all around in the process.

The sea is ever-changing. “The sailor responds to a subtle shifting of the wind, the imperceptible, Undetectable ebbing of the tide. He changes course. He trims his sheets. He sails.” – Richard Bode