Ocean Mysteries – Aquatic Mystery

 In Abstracts, Bold Strokes, Oils, Red's Art, The Blues

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Medium: Mixed Media (Oils & Acrylics)

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  • 48" x 60"
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  • 24" x 48"
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  • 36" x 48"

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Oh, the ocean mysteries. The ocean, something that is part of our everyday life offers us such significant unknowns. For there are so many mysteries that still exist about our oceans. There are stories of giant squid, purple orbs, alien spaceships on the ocean floors, and so much more like the Bermuda Triangle.

Ocean's Mysteries Aquatic Mystery Mixed Media Abstract by Red 40"x60"in gallery wrap canvas in Room Setting

In fact, it is said that seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is below the ocean. Yet 95 percent of it remains unexplored to the human eye. Additionally, even with our sophisticated cameras, we can only visualize ocean features larger than three miles. But we can still marvel at the most stunning deep-sea sights in the world.

Over the centuries, the oceans have given birth to many myths, legends, mysteries and events still not completely explained by mankind. While many of these mysteries are explained by scientists and analysts, there are still quite a few unexplained oceanic enigmas that intrigue us. Furthermore, a variety of these enigmatic ocean phenomena have been seen and experienced by sailors around the world. Alternatively, these various unexplained aquatic mysteries often become interesting subjects of discussion and debate.

Ocean Mysteries – an example

Here is one such mystery. For hundreds of years, sailors have reported randomly encountering a strange “milky” cast to the sea as far as the eye can see, but scientists have been unable to explain it—or even know for sure if it was real. In 2006, researchers were actually able to capture a satellite image of a milky sea, and several years later, experiments discovered the glow was likely from bioluminescent bacteria that attract fish in order to be eaten and survive in their guts. But scientists still aren’t sure how or why the bacteria gather in such huge numbers to allow viewing from space. In addition, their glow is continuous, unlike the more commonly seen “dinoflagellate” organisms that produce brief flashes of light. Source – Reader’s Digest – https://www.rd.com/culture/ocean-mysteries/

“If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both saltwater mixed with air.” 

Nayyirah Waheed

Aquatic Mystery Mixed Media Abstract by Red Room Setting

No matter what the aquatic mystery (Bioluminescence, Steaming Black Sea, Red Tide, Brinicle or others), the ocean will always stir our imagination and heart. For we cannot escape that we are part of it.  Even though, the ocean has not relinquished all its secrets, we long to be near it, experienced its wonder and treasures. This painting titled “Aquatic Mystery” seems to remind me of the vast ocean mysteries we can still experience.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

Dare to Feel,


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