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Water Lily.

Acrylic paint on 4 sheets of 32"x24" plexiglass. Date: August 2019.

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The Story Of This Painting.

Monet Flagler - Architect, Swim Coach, Mom. This Palm Beach girl lives on "the island". She's surrounded by blue sky, sunshine, and old money. The magnificent Mediterranean-revival architecture of Addison Mizner permeates Palm Beach. Mizner's creations are what inspired Monet to accept a swim scholarship as a young girl and devote her life to Architecture.

To this day Monet still loves feeling the rush of water gliding over her body during her daily swim. With each stroke her mind goes elsewhere. Dreaming and preparing for another glorious day in Palm Beach.

This painting is part of my 'Palm Beach Girls' series. See all the paintings in that series here: http://www.robertshirk.com/gallery/portraits/palmbeachgirls.html

Exhibition History:


Here is a short 1 min video that shows the 3D kinetic aspects of this painting.