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Sea Flags in Annapolis

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Artist's Statement:

We were on a large sailing boat in Annapolis. It was a large group of people, maybe 15, on this boat. I looked up at the giant mast feeling small and vulnerable. There were many signal flags and international marine flags on the main mast. Not all were recognizable, so I put in the US, Israeli, British, Italian and Brazilian along with several signal flags.

We sailed out on the Atlantic, tho never far from harbor, at a frightening clip. It was exhilarating and beyond scary when the ship would lean and water would spray on us and the inside of the boat. So much more intense than sailing small sailboats and sunfish boats in college at Univ- Madison. Thought a lot about my dad who was in the navy in WWII. He walked like a sailor all his life. (I never had "my sea legs" quite like my dad).

Oil on Canvas

36 x 18 in

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky;

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by….

​John Masefield Sea Fever


Hark now, hear the sailors cry

Smell the sea and feel the sky

Let your soul and spirit fly

Into the mystic.

Van Morrison Into the Mystic

Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought

of which the sea would not be part.

​Steven Tyler

lead singer of Aerosmith

Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.

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