Note on “Reaching for the Sun”:
My artwork usually reflects animals / creatures. Thinking about what animal represents Beverly, an octopus came to mind. It’s long tentacles allow it to connect it’s surroundings much like Beverly has connections to the ocean, the highway, industry, and key North Shore communities. Also, it can take on different shapes and sizes just like Beverly has evolved over its long history. It also has multiple hearts which all work together. In addition, it has other elements not commonly found in the ocean such as ink pouches and ability to detach limbs…not sure the comparison here though:). It’s truly an amazing ocean loving animal and one that has so many facets just like Beverly.