12" x 12", $425
I love titles that have two meanings. The title of this painting, "Fluidity," refers to the quality of the water as it swirls over and around the rocks, and also to the nature of the bird, which is a type of shorebird called a dunlin. Like all sandpipers that forage along the water's edge, dunlins are seldom stationary. They are constantly running up and down the shoreline, probing for food with their long beaks. The apparent stillness of the bird in my painting is an illusion - this is a moment frozen in time that will be over more quickly than the droplet of water on its beak can fall.