Underwater Vision by Caylin Spear

Landscape is the vantage point at which we are able to judge our existence in this world.
It is not always possible to choose the path our lives take. I was born missing the femur in my right leg. After a traumatic amputation my mother put me into art classes to get my mind off of the pain. My father, who was crippled at birth by polio in his right leg, taught me to surf. I have married these two passions in my everyday life by the ocean.
In the following images I have used wax encaustic, oil paint, oil pastel, shells, printmaking, and photoshop creating a mixed media collection of watery images that represent my life in the ocean.
Words by Caylin Spear