Be Like Water. Water, for its beauty, intrinsic properties, and mystical powers, remains for me a source of endless inspiration, stories, and life lessons. The paintings in this series are both an exploration of science through art, and expressions of reverence for our life-giving waters. By layering acrylic paint, pumice, plaster, and various mediums, I seek to emulate earth patterns, where form and function are intertwined. My mixtures on canvas create organic images that speak of weathering, dripping water, tangled reeds--providing a continuous reminder of the complexity and wonder of the natural world.
"The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao.
In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you."
~Tao Te Ching Verse 8.
A Wendy Pabich original painting. Acrylic, charcoal, and pumice on gallery-wrapped canvas. From the Water collection. 40" x 40" x 1.5”.