I painted these way back in 2009/2010. They were a study in oil painting translucency, time, and the stop-motion photographic and film techniques seen in National Geographic and Koyaanisqatsi. Time. They were about time, and the cycles we miss that take place over weeks, months, years, even centuries. They were about the fact that flurries of atoms and movements move too fast for the eye to see, so we make sense of those assemblies and clouds of form in other ways... by naming them leaves, or speckled sunlight. I went diving for the first time in Monterey, California (PADI certfication!) and saw the light from between the macrocystis kelp for the first time. Never saw anything like that.
When you dive underwater your eyes have nothing to make sense of, it's just blue forever and ever, and then you focus in on something -- you focus in on the beams of light flickering in the water. The whole world is like that. When you're thrown into any new situation, place, or stage in life all you see is blue forever and ever, and then you see the little beams of light in your goggles, and you feel safe again. Then you can explore the seafloor, and change your height in the water just by how you breathe. I think life is a lot like that. Maybe we go about our day on a seafloor, and we're all just scuba-divers and don't know it.