Abstract Mangrove Island
As Richard paints in Florida, the bio culture speaks profoundly to him. Mangrove Island, where fresh water from the Everglades meets the water from the tidal flats, creating a brackish water estuary. Mangrove are the first line of defense, protecting the mainland when high winds or hurricanes occur. This abstract landscape not only offers a serenity of a reflective, beautiful sky but also represents a person in our lives whom buffered our storms and protected us from danger. This piece is an ode to nature reflective human nature in its most organic sensibility.