Serenity Lake

Carole Feuerman's avatar Carole Feuerman

Serenity Lake is a monumental 12 x 8 x 5' installation that combines Carole Feuerman's hyperrealistic sculpture with Ron Burkhardt's abstract painting. The collaborative work, whose theme is water, took over a year to create, and reflects the timeless innocence of youth. The sun shining on the child's face, her arms around the colorful beach ball, and the sandy shore remind us of a time of peaceful playfulness, where nothing else matters but the moment. Those quiet, in-between moments where you connect with your thoughts and your soul. With "Serenity Lake", the viewer waits for the child to open her eyes while we wonder what she is thinking. Michigan native Ron Burkhardt painted the vast acrylic and oil canvas of his impression of Lake Michigan on which "Serenity" rests, the gorgeous body of water that stretches through miles of beach towns. This sensual juxtaposition emerges as a joyful tribute to the beauty and ever-changing mysteries of water and life itself.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 8
  • Medium: Oil on Resin (Sculpture), Acrylic on Canvas (Painting)
  • Width: 12
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 5