Art for Sea to Sky: Tranquil
Tranquil – 18”x36” – 2021 – acrylic on canvas
Calm. Serenity. Home. When conjuring images of the west coast, one cannot picture life without grey misty inlets/Kwi txwnúwu7ts and calm coastal waters under overcast skies. This is the west coast and life here revolves around water. The water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, is the movement of water above, on and below the Earth’s surface. This complex web of action is in continuous motion as water evaporating from the oceans rises into the atmosphere. The warming and cooling of this moist air causes freshwater precipitation to fall in the form of rain or snow, accumulating in mountainous headwaters, lakes, rivers, groundwater, bogs, streams and eventually back into the ocean. Atl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound is the perfect place to observe this timeless cycle in action and celebrate all of life that depends on it.
The family of orcas pictured in this painting are Biggs/Transient orcas T087 and the T124A2’s. My daughter and I were very lucky one day to watch this family hunt a seal/Asxw just off the south shore of The Cape on Bowen Island/Nexwlélexwm.