The concept of this piece was to get the feeling of being underwater as a dryad or male water nymph would.
Taking some inspiration from Botteceli's masterpiece "The Birth of Venus". Derr reimagines the classic myth in term of contemporary artistic sensibilities.
I believe that humanities major talent is making symbols. We have been this way since the beginnings of our existence as a race. It is the reason we have a written language, music, painting, sculpture, dance, mathematics, the sciences and our entire civilization. This is the cornerstone of what it is to be a thinking human being. My painting, mixed media and digital works are his explorations into the creative spirit.