MARE INCOGNITUM: uncharted or unknown seas.

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THE HEART OF THE MELT is part of my most recent series, MARE INCOGNITUM, which I began in 2017. Building on the visual language from my previous series, FLOW, this series dives deeper into exploring the idea of the unknown, and following paths that may seem chaotic where they may lead. It is very directly influenced by my memories of the sea.

This painting was inspired by the Tragically Hip’s song by the same name.

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There’s me then there’s you

And I could dance with the puck

In a telephone booth

You said, “I don’t give a fuck

Besides enough about you

And your “evil’s banal”

‘Cause as soon as Joni says “blue”

You’re somewhere else”

Somewhere else

There’s me then there’s you

And I could not hear it yet

From the telephone booth

I do my hungover best

And say, “Enough about you

And your representative hell”

I jump in when you do

Like there’s nowhere else

And then of course there’s the dorsal fin

Closing in that you can’t outswim

“It’s not him that I got to outswim”

You said, “Just you”

You said, “Just you”

And there’s the heart of the melt

And there’s the narrowest flume

There’s the somewhere else

When I’m with you there’s nowhere else

There’s me and there’s you

There’s me and there’s you

You could not say enough

If there were several yous

That would not be enough

There’s me and there’s you

You’re a beautiful you

A beautiful you

A beautiful you

Could not say enough

If there were several truths

It would not be enough

We’re a beautiful two

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