Oil pastel on Strathmore 500 drawing paper. 15″ x 11″. Copyright 2016 by Deborah Eater.
This was a painting I completed as a student at Fleisher Art Memorial in John Sevcik’s class on Painting from Memory and Imagination in 2013. It began as a sort of loose doodle and gradually took firmer and firmer shape in my mind as I continued to work on it. I was inspired by the discovery of otherworldly biomes formed around deep sea hydrothermal vents.