Fishermen - Let Down Your Nets


Artist Notes:

Peter and his friends have been fishing all night; they are tired and have not caught any fish. Someone on the beach calls out: “Put down your nets one more time. Don’t give up yet.” They put down their nets and they catch so many fish that the nets are almost breaking! The sunlight reflects on the clouds, the sail, and the faces of the fishermen.

The Fishemen is envisioned in bright vibrant colors, as the sun rises bringing with it the new day. The ocean shines with a multitude of colors of patterned fish and waves. The words from the gospel in Spanish and English adorn the top and bottom of the piece in dark lettering on a golden embellished background. The scene is surrounded in a rainbow of colored squares on a purple border.

Over my life as an artist, I have created variations of this story. It helps me to accept our struggles, and to appreciate the casting of my own “net” into the waves, as well as my surprise in experiencing the fruit and the abundance of gifts that are there. We are reminded of the inexhaustible resources within each of us.

History Of The Image




 Image Documentation 

Completed: May, 2021

Dimensions: 32" x 19"

Edition Size: 150 Prints 

Paper: MOAB Entrada Natural 300 GSM
       (Archival 100% Cotton-Rag Paper)

Media: Giclee Fine Art Print 

Price: $500 

Fishermen - Let Down Your Nets
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