Lin J. Elmo

River Rocks

River Rocks (full size) ©Lin J. Elmo


River Rocks (detail) ©Lin J. Elmo


Life’s river flowing
Smoothing away the roughness
As time passes on.

Life is like a river that flows gently and at other times bursts with energy and turmoil. Whatever the pace, slow or rapid, the water wears down the sharp edges and the rocks become smooth. Life varies in pace, challenges and adventures, and as the water burnishes the stones in the river, time helps smooth the way.

The rocks were painted individually in trompe l’oeil style. They were then placed onto the background fabric. The river was painted around them as the water might actually flow. After the rocks were secured in place, sculptural quilting was used to further enhance the three dimensional effect.