Under the Influence of Running Water
Height: 30.5 in
Width: 17.25 in
Three etchings: (left to right) fish and fish skeleton; three fish and underwater roots; fish swimming near crabs.
"My artwork is based in a sense of awe before nature; the desire to know and record it intimately and to do the creation honor. It was this that originally brought me to art and it is through a constant renewal of this relation in solitude and careful observation that I continue to be effective. As an artist one is naturally selective and there is an abstraction and stylization inherent in any activity recording the complexities to be persuasive. The bundle of sticks that means tree or the stick figure denoting man are mere signs with relatively arbitrary and limited meaning. A more universally evocative symbolic power must come from a deeper understanding of the particular which has evidently been observed and internalized." - Ladislav R. Hanka