One of my favourite "Bonus Paintings" was Story Island (B) and it is true, I could not wait to get the space to create a full size symbol hybrid painting - Story Island.
There isn't a major meta story (like Game of Thrones or Lord of The Rings) that doesn't have a map with it.
And there's nothing more delicious and delightful than a map of an island, perhaps a treasure island ...?
"Story Island" is absolutely about fantasy, imagination, Project Sanctuary, SuperMind - if I'd had that on the wall in my bedroom as a child, oh my, what adventures would have been had!
I did have a colourful quilt though and this symbol hybrid painting is a form of homage to it.
Story Island, Symbol Hybrid painting, Mixed Media on canvas, 30"x40" Silvia Hartmann 2016
A visitor saw it and asked me about Story Island; I explained and told them "If you look very carefully, you can see the tiny ships in the bay."
Story Island - Detail
They squinted and looked. I had to apologize for my jest as there are no tiny ships in the bay, but that's the whole deal with Story Island. You can imagine you are flying above it, but you can zoom in and land anywhere, and adventures will be had :-)
This painting speaks ot so many of my favourite things, and it sparkles too. Oceans of adventures, riches and treasures await. Stories will be told ...
I love modern energy art! :-)
Story Island and Story Island (B) together
A tropical cocktail coloured island in a blue green sea - with sparkling gold on the shores, in the mountains ...