Entering the Swift Current
About this artwork
Artist Onelio Marrero presents a view of a canoeist traversing the New Jersey river as storm clouds brew in the distance. The piece embodies the adventure of canoeing - the shift of currents from placid to swift as the stream narrows and becomes more shallow. Onelio employs a sky with dramatic clouds to echo the change in the river's currents. The varied brushwork, glazes, and impasto effects engage the viewer's tactile senses.