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Surf The Tidal Wave
Joe Stublick

Surf The Tidal Wave



Title: Surf The Tidal Wave
Year Completed: 2023
Size: 30"x30", 76x76cm
Technical: Acrylic & Resin on Canvas

This piece speaks to those moments in one's life when it seems there is an overwhelming feeling of inevitable disaster and collapse in their world. There is a wave coming. The wa-ters are surging and they're going to destroy everything you know and love. But when the wave rises, so do you. You meet it face first, find your bearing and hang on for the ride of your life as it washes out the old, and brings in the new...

Joe Stublick's artwork, "Surf The Tidal Wave," is a captivating masterpiece that invites us to delve into the depths of human emotions and the complexities of existence. Through a combination of technique, symbolism, and storytelling, Stublick captures the essence of the challenges we face in life and our ability to emerge stronger in the face of apparent inevitable catastrophe.
The canvas is divided into two sections by a wavy horizontal line, immediately evoking the image of an impending wave. This wave, depicted with bold shades of blue, purple, and yellow, carries with it a sense of power and destruction. The upper part of the canvas is entirely white, conveying a feeling of purity and hope, while the lower part is entirely black, symbolizing darkness and uncertainty. However, what makes "Surf The TidalWave" truly remarkable is the visual and conceptual narrative that unfolds between these contrasting worlds. The artist tells us that when the storm approaches and it seems like everything we know and love is destined for destruction, there is the possibility of emerging stronger. This message of resilience and determination is potent and universal. Stublick's technique, combining acrylic and resin, adds an extra dimension to the artwork. The transparent resin creates a sense of depth and movement, making the wave appear as if it is almost coming out of the canvas. The bold colors and textured acrylic add dynamism and energy to the artwork, creating an engaging visual experience. In conclusion, "Surf The Tidal Wave" is much more than a work of art; it is an invocation of the human spirit to face life's challenges with courage and determination. Joe Stublick reminds us that even when the waves of existence seem overwhelming, we havethe strength to ride them and find our balance, allowing them to carry us toward a new and bright dawn. In this masterpiece, the artist celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the eternal promise of rebirth.

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