Small Offerings Series, 2003-Ongoing

Anne Lamott writes that there are only two basic prayers: help and thank you. These small art pieces are made from similar impulses. They are either studies for larger pieces—a kind of prayer for help, or they come from gathering leftover bits too fine to throw out—a way of giving thanks for what is completed. I hope you enjoy them as my small offerings as a visual artist.

For more on making art about whales, visit my blog: Whales, Art, and Warming Oceans. I invite sharing the feel-good moments that inspire us, solid findings from ocean science, and images, maps, and diagrams that ignite action.

A note on format: These mixed media art pieces vary widely in materials and techniques as they were created alongside the larger ones from each series. They have simple wood or metal frames, and sizes are before framing.

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