Silent Sanctuaries

30 Nov

The world today is so noisy.  Between traffic and the techonologies we just can’t live without, we are constantly inundated with white noise.  But there are still certain feelings of complete and utter peace that come upon us in the simplest of moments.  It is these moments, in which we are free from the world, that artist Eric Zener captures in his paintings.

Cocoon, oil on canvas, 54x66

That feeling of floating ( literally ) and muffled splashes heard underwater.. like being suspended in time.  Or doing the Deadman’s Float.  One of my favorite ways to relax in the water, even while other folks are splashing around me.  It feels like being in a bubble.

How to Disappear Completely, oil on canvas, 48x38

How about that suspended in time sensation during a high leap into the water?  There is only you and the sky.. and the person holding your hand, if you’re lucky.

LOVE, oil on canvas, 14x11

Zener’s collection of work also captures the most precious of respites– slumber.  Oh sleep!  How sweet it is to rest and dream and awake renewed.

Somewhere Else, oil on canvas, 48x38

Carriage, oil on canvas, 66x54

Hmmm.. think it might be time for a little nap.  Not sure why I’m so sleepy all of a sudden! 😉  While I catch some z’s, why don’t you take a look at Eric Zener’s website?  Lots of beautiful work to be found.

Featured image is Not Here, oil on canvas, 56×46.  All images are via the artist’s website.

2 Responses to “Silent Sanctuaries”

  1. Brittany November 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    These are so life like! The first one is amazing. How did he get the water so perfectly?


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