Samantha Rochard

My creative process.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My Obsession with the TEMPLE ON THE SEA

Temple On The Sea - 2014 - Samantha Rochard

I have an obsession with this image...well this place. The Temple on The Sea is a Temple in Central Trinidad with a romantic story. The story of a man struggling to fulfill a vision, and he can't make it happen. Not with bags of rocks on a bicycle. Not with the raw power of the sea against him.

Admittedly the actual venue is nothing much visually. But it can be so much more. The architecture of the place offers nothing to titillate the imagination either.

The story though.....seems magical. Imagine being so dedicated to your goddess to undertake such a task as building a temple on the sea.
Temple On the Sea - 2011? - Samantha Rochard

Temple on the Sea 2007 - Samantha Rochard
I have done three paintings so far based on this location. And there are two more inside my head.

He didn't do it though, he never built it. In honor of his dedication, the government stepped in an funded the it was built.

As always....more creativity to come.

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