Marker - 1985
This is the first of five in my "Fish Mosaic" series. It came out of a spiritual journal I had at the time, containing spiritual inspirational writings encased by border designs . All the illustrations in it were done in marker, very detailed with rich brilliant colors. It was a meditation for me and I felt a wonderful peace and stillness creating these. It's interesting that on these pages with the fish, I had copied Thomas Merton's writings. He was a Mystical Christian Trappist monk and the early symbol for Christianity is the fish! I'm not sure that it was my intention to draw fish for that reason, but maybe unconsciously!