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What courage does it take to step off dry land onto the sea in a ship that may be thrown around by the waves, directed only by a knowledge of the stars and sun and the ability to read them, when the nearest land is two miles away, straight down.
What was it that drove them further out into the unknown, to spend their days poised between a great un-limitless sky, and the un-knowable blue depths that contained their nightmares, or over which they sped to their dreams over the places that ancient maps populated with beasts, dragons, and chimera.
Even now that technology offers us a look, a views, a silent glimpse of what lies beneath, is not the truth more wonderful and yet more terrifying than we had ever imagined? The places in the deep ocean where no light goes and fish and sea creatures are transparent, with pulsing coloured lights. But we still know about the surface of the moon than we do about our deepest oceans.
And what yearning curiosity led man to venture forth when the comm


Keywords: Oil painting, Sea, Green, Sea green, Bottle green, Wave, Blue, Ocean, Courage, Surf, Lanigan

the curiosity to go into the unknown... painting judith lanigan

The Curiosity To Go Into The Unknown...

$685
Original painting by Judith Lanigan
Materials
oil on stretched primed cotton canvas, D rings and wound wire in place to hang
Size
W:77cm x H:60cm x D:2cm
unframed, signed on sides and back
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      What courage does it take to step off dry land onto the sea in a ship that may be thrown around by the waves, directed only by a knowledge of the stars and sun and the ability to read them, when the nearest land is two miles away, straight down.
      What was it that drove them further out into the unknown, to spend their days poised between a great un-limitless sky, and the un-knowable blue depths that contained their nightmares, or over which they sped to their dreams over the places that ancient maps populated with beasts, dragons, and chimera.
      Even now that technology offers us a look, a views, a silent glimpse of what lies beneath, is not the truth more wonderful and yet more terrifying than we had ever imagined? The places in the deep ocean where no light goes and fish and sea creatures are transparent, with pulsing coloured lights. But we still know about the surface of the moon than we do about our deepest oceans.
      And what yearning curiosity led man to venture forth when the comm


      Keywords: Oil painting, Sea, Green, Sea green, Bottle green, Wave, Blue, Ocean, Courage, Surf, Lanigan

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