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If you’ve ever kept an aquarium of saltwater reef fish, or even just watched them on TV, you’ve seen their brilliant colors, their breaking movements, their schooling. But it’s different on dry land, breathing dry air, staying dry, watching through some sort of glass that makes everything two-dimensional. It’s when you get in the water with them, whether you walk in through shallows, or jump in from a boat. Everything living and mobile somehow disappears when you first enter the water, and for that moment or two, you are alone, unarmored, and staring in every direction at nothing but the brilliance of turquoise and teal, and aqua and every other shade of blue imaginable. The surface light alternates brilliant and close, dim and far.  Before you see them coming, you are surrounded by dozens of Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish. So many you cannot make out the larger shadows behind them, that you know are the sharks and rays. It doesn’t matter, right now, you are in the middle of a blinding flashing mass of gold and yellow and white and black that somehow floats still and weightless in the roiling current, and then impossibly moves instantly, as if teleported to another spot, each flashing brilliant in the rays of sunlight. And then they are still again, hovering in the ebb and flow of reef tides. Riding the water like some endless amusement park ride. On cue, they break and swim across your mask, your arms, raising your goosebumps, all around and over you, and regroup, and do it again. And again. You stay and watch mesmerized for however long your air or lungs last. It’s time out of your own time, a time you’ll never forget. 

The Pacific Double-Saddle Butterflyfish in this acrylic block are brilliantly illuminated by light entering the block from all angles. If you’ve been with them, it’s as if you are there again. If you haven’t yet, it’s the art for where you will be. 

A note about the media: As with all our artwork, we offer this piece in the medium or media we feel is best suited for its emotional connection. We generally find that most colors and details are most vividly conveyed through our Radiant finish. It's more brilliant and detailed than either acrylic or metal. We also offer this piece in Claritas, our acrylic block available in one or more of three sizes, depending on the art itself. It is ideally suited for the desktop, kitchen window, bathroom counter, or mantle.

Some of our larger pieces are also offered in polyptychs of different configurations on Fabrika, a museum quality cloth onto which color-matched inks are directly printed and bonded with a lustre finish for archival protection. 

Whether a limited edition, or open edition radiant print or a Claritas gift, none of our artwork is an off-the-shelf Amazon Prime® delivery item. From order to shipment is usually a 10-day process, each step of which you will be kept apprised.

Shipping is free within the continental United States on all art. First time print collectors also receive free global shipping. 

Otherwise, global shipping [outside the Continental US] is priced on a per piece basis.

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