Colorful Water

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The Sea #2

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Pastel on paper

By Ben Avi

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The Sea #4

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Gouache on paper

By Ben Avi

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The Red Sea

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Acrylic markers  on paper

By Ben Avi

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The Sea #3

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Gouache on paper

By Ben Avi

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The Sea #1

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Gouache on paper

By Ben Avi

A view point / Emma Sham-Ba

She was afraid of cold and so she went to Alaska in the summer.
She wanted to see stars from a new view point
She knew the constellations as they appear
From the middle of the map
But it is vanity to think that your place
Is the middle of something.
She hoped to see the Northern Lights
But the sun is not getting high in the sky
in Alaska during summer time
It shines diagonally and crosses the sky adjacent to the horizon
And setting diagonally adjacent to the horizon
And without allowing real darkness to appear.
She didn't know it until she saw it with her own eyes.
The days were warm and long and the nights were cold and short.
And the sun was the most interesting star.
She had found a number of galaxies inside a swallowing purple flower and went back to looking at the sun.
She sat for days in front of the sea
And sometimes she took a few steps into it.
The sun, too, marched into the sea with stripes of light but from the other direction.
The sea reminded her that Alaska is a cold, foreign land
Soft glittering creatures were hidden between the rocks.
On the other side of the sea there was a volcano
The rocks glowed in cold greenery
And sometimes in black
But the sky never blackened
She imagined a totem pole:
Human face, Bird face, Sun face
Face to Face
She said to the sun:
My heart grew hot within me.

 

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The Sea in Alaska

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Acrylic markers  on paper

By Ben Avi

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Morning Glory Gazer Yellowstone

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Acrylic markers  on paper

By Ben Avi and Sham-BA