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This original piece by Las Vegas Artist Jerold Frederick Sowles AKA Rhinovangogh was first shown at the Geogertown Gallery in Washington DC. It is a colorful depiction of an angry and/or distracted Harlequin who is either sending a message or letting something important slip from his grasp. The distant hills of Northern Virgina are across the Potomac River to the west. The seemingly unreachable empty boat represents lonliness and isolation as it floats far out in the middle tethered to a green glass fishing float . A rare Red Crowned Crane symbolizing luck, longevity and fidelity lofts simultaneously with the yellow balloon. The green fishing bouy float also exists in Rhinovangogh’s first painting of model Hyacinth Yun (1997) in a work titled “Marooned” and suggests a strong link to her.
Size of original: 48" X 48"
Medium of Original: Acrylic on Canvas


  • nancy salamouny
    nancy salamounyover 5 years ago

    great image, very striking!

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghover 5 years ago

    Thank you Nancy! I like large pieces and effective color schemes. There is a bit of emotion I try to fit in also. When it works, I know it. I just need more time to paint!!!!! Take care and thanks for stopping in. Sincerely, RVG

  • Detlev  Jurkuhn
    Detlev Jurkuhnover 5 years ago

    Very impressive work

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghover 5 years ago

    Hi Detlev, I am glad you like the work.As a psychologist you may or may not appreciate Jungian symbolism or Freudian nuances, but for me a painting is still a painting. ;-) Thank you for stopping by and thanks again for your kind words. Cheers, Rhino

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 5 years ago

    First let me say, ur work jumped out at me and that is why i featured it in Acrylics group…u have a wonderful unique style and ur use of color is just fantastic! Let me also thank u for taking the time to view/comment on my works as well…

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghover 5 years ago

    Thanks again Helene! Your color work is awesome too! Cheers, RVG

  • Lynnette Shelley
    Lynnette Shelleyover 5 years ago

    love all the symbolism going on this. As usual, there are lots to look at in your work

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghover 5 years ago

    Thanks so much, the painting has deep meaning for me. Cheers, Rhino

  • Chris Baker
    Chris Bakerover 5 years ago

    Great Rhino! Full of character and emotion; I love it :)
    (Jerold from now on!)
    take care :) Chris

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghover 5 years ago

    Chris, Thanks for the kind words. Cheers, Rhino

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