"Caribbean" embodies two of Greg Mort's most enduring and recognizable themes. The use of floating weightless ribbons and what can only be called his "portraits of shells." Mort gives us a sweeping satin ribbon that flows in and out of the composition passing behind an elegant conch that he collected from the Bahamian seas. This serene arrangement in white is also a study in textures. The background is a tapestry of interwoven brush strokes. This subtle but clear suggestion delights the viewer and gives us a fresh appreciation of the artists sensitivity to light and shadow.
Mort chose to make "Caribbean" into a very small edition lithograph because he felt it spoke clearly of his fascination with shells and "the beauty of their pure simplicity". He has a large and varied assortment of shells that he has collected from all over the world since childhood.
The original watercolor painting of "Caribbean" is in the private art collection in Chestertown, MD. The overall image size of the limited edition four color lithograph of "Caribbean" is 25" X 30". It was printed on museum quality Mohawk Superfine eighty pound paper by the fine artisans of Westland Printers in Burtonsville, Maryland. Each piece is individually hand titled, numbered and signed by the artist. "Caribbean" was published in a limited edition of only two hundred. There are presently only a small number remaining.