And the water rose up.

Although it is months since it happened I am constantly reminded of the time at the end of August when "the water rose up". No one would have predicted that a tropical storm from down south could cause such wide spread devastation as it did here in Vermont. As I began this series of small 6" x 6" pieces using encaustic paint and mixed media my interest in Japanese prints, notably Hokusai and Hiroshige 's became apparent.  I looked up their varied approaches to showing moving water being reminded that the Japanese know well the quiet and the tumultuous qualities of water.