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Juan de Fuca (a perspective)

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The initial inspiration for my latest series of paintings and drawings was the visual experience of the seaside. The distant distortions that manifest in the oddest ways. The shoreline, the clouds, the ships and sailboats, a bunch of kites scratching away at the sky. And the experience is heightened because all of your senses are in overload. But inevitably the working surface dictates what will be. A bit of cut paper from the studio floor finds its way on. A drawn line will always tell its own tale, but all the while the ocean experience is there nudging the story.

A Shape so Real

We look but know
we see what is not.
The light refracts.
Our eyes perceive
a shape so real,
a distant shore,
perhaps a ship
of monstrous size,
or structures at
the edge of – what?
A mountain floats
among the clouds.
Never mind,
a kite will tie all.

© William Bushell 2016

Ship and Wave

Ship and Wave

Winter Sun

Winter Sun

Silhouette View

Silhouette View

Finlayson Wash

Finlayson Wash

Across the Strait

Across the Strait

juan de fuca No.4

Juan de Fuca No.4

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Author: William Bushell

I am an artist living in Victoria, BC Canada. I am primarily a painter and I dabble in photography. My subject matter is mainly abstract that is informed by landscape and the sea along with my experiences and observations. Aesthetic appreciation is the key. Art can be found all around you, from the inside of a flower to an accidental arrangement of stones and driftwood or shadows cast on a roadway.

5 thoughts on “Juan de Fuca (a perspective)

  1. Beautiful, beautiful….
    The introduction, the poem, the photos – exquisite!
    Thank you, Bill.
    Marianne Goodrich

  2. This is just what I needed to see today Will, very moving and thought provoking

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