The art print Bare Boat is from my exhibition; the animals are innocent. This show opened in September 2019 at the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont running through January 2020. It was to travel on to other venues, however all is on hold until the pandemic ends. I created paintings and a series of hand built ceramic folk art boats filled with animals. My hope was to draw people in with this whimsical presentation, deepening to realize the wide impact our actions have on other living things through poor environmental practices like our addiction to plastic and fossil fuels that contribute climate change. The original painting is large and I was lost at sea for many days capturing the waves. This painting breaks my heart while being one of my favorite images. The mysterious and magical image of a bear and cat far out at sea will capture your imagination and heart. I hope there is a safe harbor ahead for all of us.
The art print Bare Boat is magical.
All printed on archival print cover stock. The art print Bare Boat image area is 13×17 centered on 13×19 cover stock paper. Other sizes may be requested-just contact me and I will quote you a price. Carefully rolled & shipped in tube. Hand signed by Dana Simson.
I do have the original painting of Bare Boat. It is on framed canvas 36″ x 24″ in oil. $3200. Feel free to contact me if you desire more information.
This image along with others and the 10 ceramic folk art boats is included in a traveling exhibit or digital exhibit that may be requested by arts organizations and museums. This collection of my artwork examining the effects of climate change on animals and humans alike was created in conjunction with my book; Come Together . handbook to retool for the future, offering empowering action individuals can do to ignite a bottom up movement of change for the better.