Stories from the Deep Blue | Emma Louise Pratt

In the Bay

I wander in my mind and find myself flying over the Pacific or submerged under waves, making ripples, remembering blessings and warnings, stories and moments when the natural world told me I was not alone but instead an interconnected piece of an expanding, living universe.

Here is the first story, a memory I enjoyed sharing with my children, a canvas I enjoyed starting with my neighbours’ children, and a soundscape I enjoyed creating while having two budding composers add their own original composition.

In the Bay, Emma Louise Pratt 2020, 140 x 150 cm acrylic on canvas.

Phosphorescence

Ink and acrylic on canvas, 127cm x 127cm, 2020

When I daydream at the moment, I often drift off to the ocean at home. I am thinking of one night, long, long ago in the first days of the new year. I am out in the bay in the dark alone in a kayak, watching the phosphorescence swirl with each stroke.

Phosphorescence in the Bay, Emma Louise Pratt 2020 127 x 127 cm acrylic on canvas
Detail of Phosphorescence in the Bay, by Emma Louise Pratt 2020 127 x 127 acrylic ink paper on canvas
Detail of Phosphorescence in the Bay, by Emma Louise Pratt 2020 127 x 127 acrylic ink paper on canvas