Leatherback, by Mark Jesinoski
Leatherback, by Mark Jesinoski 24" x 24", Acrylic on Canvas
Steadfast and subtle, to me Turtles symbolize in some way my own journey of waking up every day and putting one foot in front of the other, no matter what. Beyond my own narrative I am deeply concerned by the way humans have chosen to over-utilize natural resources and put these amazing creatures at risk. I think our morals and ethics are really measured by our collective actions, and the environment they thrive in has been imperiled by our irresponsibility. The turtle is a fascinating archetype symbolizing longevity, persistence, and wisdom.
Curated Description: Leatherback is an abstract turtle painting done in acrylic on canvas. The turtle's simplified outline is filled in with brushstrokes and splotches of red, green, and blue hues that create depth within the simple shapes.