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It is not hard to believe that the world's ocean is in critical decline, what is hard to believe is that we do not really seem to care.  In 2012, I began “Project Maritima” to add a voice of reason to that problem while continuing the Royal Blossom Project and producing the first works on a theme series titled “Tales from the Anthropocene".  Also, after three years of direct involvement, I became the curator for the Worldwide Peace Marker project collective.


Projects for the Year

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Forging A Real Safety

40” x 53”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Royal Blossom Project


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

Freedom from danger, risk or injury, are goals, which we have labored on for centuries. The measures we take are like safety pins, all of which melt in the presence of the eventuality, which we overlooked. Reality will always elude us but how to deal with it will always be up to us.


Convergence No1

40” x 53”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Royal Blossom Project


The human nature we created for ourselves has grown at odds with Nature, which sustains us. Convergence of the main purpose of both, meaning a focus to life or to live free of suffering, offers a new picture where our nature can grow to know more about life.



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Life In The Continuous Crucible

40” x 52”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Project Maritima


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

For anyone who marvels at the complexity and variety of life, it may come as not surprise that it all started as a simple gesture of the right conditions in the right environment. Light continues to churn out life from the same crucible at different places in space-time.


Recombining Pathways No2

40” x 52” /101.6 x 132.08 cm

Mixed Media On Canvas

Royal Blossom Project


Beht's narrative for the Work:

Our interpretation of the world and the practice of such activity gave us our unique “Human Nature”. The Universe's own interpretation of itself gave us the galaxy and the sun where our planet cradled life like ours. Our interpretation is young, innocent, and unsustainable. Wouldn't you think it is time to recombine an ancient recipe with our own and live?


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Modified Genetics Dilemma

40” x 52”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Project Maritima


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

Science has uncovered the regulation code of life on earth and has as of late altered the nature of several living organisms. However science knows very little about the integration code of all life on earth. In fact as a species we are far from having even a serviceable interrelation guide between members of our own species. That is a gap that must be narrowed before we do damage which we cannot repair.


Recombining Pathways No2

40” x 52”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Royal Blossom Project


Beht's narrative for the Work:

Our interpretation of the world and the practice of such activity gave us our unique “Human Nature”. The Universe's own interpretation of itself gave us the galaxy and the sun where our planet cradled life like ours. Our interpretation is young, innocent, and unsustainable. Wouldn't you think it is time to recombine an ancient recipe with our own and live?


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Fresh Twist On An Old Path

40” x 52”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Royal Blossom Project


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

If we have ever learned a lot about something, it will have to be about life and how old life is in our world. We have not however, learned all that much about learning from life to guide our interpretation of how to fit within the framework of all life. When we learn about that we will have no worries of a dying planet as a result of our ignorance regarding life.



Recombining Pathways No2

40” x 52”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Beht's narrative for the Work:

Royal Blossom Project


Our interpretation of the world and the practice of such activity gave us our unique “Human Nature”. The Universe's own interpretation of itself gave us the galaxy and the sun where our planet cradled life like ours. Our interpretation is young, innocent, and unsustainable. Wouldn't you think it is time to recombine an ancient recipe with our own and live?


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Ascending Labyrinth- Releasing the Past

40” x 53”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Royal Blossom Project


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

The human story is one of navigating a labyrinth of mysteries that which we have managed to interpret better each time.  Releasing the past reveals what we know about the journey and suggests how we move forwards. The trick is to embrace the journey and ascend higher.


The Ageless Semblance of Wonderment

40” x 53”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Royal Blossom Project


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

It is an immensely curious fact that we humans, regardless of age, derive such pleasure from unexplainable experiences. Such experiences allowed room for concepts such as magic and the mysterious nature of the mystical experience and its altered states. That quality may hold us in good stead as we discover our new role as co-authors of life on Earth.


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I See The Symmetry But Where Is The Follow Through

40” x 53”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Tales From The Anthropocene


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

One of the paradoxes of the 21st century is predicated on our knowledge of the reasons and sources of most of our unhappiness and social discomfort, and ignorance of what to do about it for lack of a cultural instrument that can show us the way.


The Ageless Semblance of Wonderment

40” x 53”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Royal Blossom Project


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

It is an immensely curious fact that we humans, regardless of age, derive such pleasure from unexplainable experiences. Such experiences allowed room for concepts such as magic and the mysterious nature of the mystical experience and its altered states. That quality may hold us in good stead as we discover our new role as co-authors of life on Earth.


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Background Horizon For Fresh Expectations From Life

40” x 53”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Project Maritima


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

The future is an unexplored mindscape, which we do not know, but about how we can prepare for.   If we want fresh fruit we should plant the best seed and tend to them until that future becomes now.


There They Go Whittling At Something We Don't Even Have; Freedom

40” x 53”

Mixed Media on Canvas

Tales From The Anthropocene


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

Our definition of freedom is as dismal as the reality of its occurrence in everyday living. Our individual and collective meaning of freedom rests only in our desire to have it.  In nature freedom is living in sufficiency with all other life.


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Urban Trap

40” x 53”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Project Maritima


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

Nature is not the most prominent feature in our cities as even the most beautiful of cities treat gardens as whimsical groupings of plants, which, are selected for many reasons but seldom because they constitute a vital part of life of the city. Whatever life other than people enters the city, are creatures that make the best of it and adapt to city life and all of its trappings.



The Glow Of A Common Ancestry

40” x 53”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Royal Blossom Project


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

The state of planet earth under our dominion is mostly the product of our innocence regarding the collectivity of all life and how ours fits in that picture. Knowing of our common ancestry with all life, is a window from which to see how it all fits together and how our survival is in the glow of such knowledge.


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All images,works, and text © Beth Carter Bell 2016