About this artwork
The pattern of this piece was inspired by the human iris, which is commonly believed to be the gateway to the soul, says artist Mark Risius. The blue of the painting represents hope, possibility and our belief thereof that can ebb and flow from day to day. Blue Oasis is a reminder that hope and possibility, much like the ocean, will always be there for us.Part of Mark's Woven collection, made from one larger painting cut into strips and woven over a hand-built oval frame. The piece features custom hanging hardware that allows it to be rotated to any position with ease.As a musician as well as a painter, Mark likes to suggest a song pairing for each piece: Blue Oasis is best paired with the song Ocean Size by Jane's Addiction.