|10 & 11 |
Acrylic + 4x12
In these trying and stressful times, sheltered in place, isolated, and yet protesting virtually or in reality, we need to balance our tensions!
We need patches of peace, way stations of quiet, escape mechanisms...And there are many: music, books, films, puzzles, games...We need them all to meet the varieties of stress we face and the differences in individuals, but can a simple flower suffice?
|12 & 13|
Acrylic + 4x12
What is it about flowers?
My contention is that THEY are US! Unannounced they have become quiet metaphors for our being! and our living!
Acrylic + 5x7
Consider the daffodil.. my favorite Spring flower (why else would I choose to paint 100?)
They are brave little souls that poke through leaf mold and grow beneath the snow, lifting their tips tall and strong to reach the sun. Rooted in the ground, with the stored energy in their bulb pushing them upward, in their own time their buds break through the protective membranes that cover the leaf tips/developing flowers. Slowly they unfurl, becoming the flowers they are meant to be! How many shapes? How many colors and sizes? All the time standing tall, reaching for the heavens...
|Detail from # 9|
Acrylic+ 4 x 12
The daffodil is only one example of what is flourishing out there, in all weather, all environments, part of our world to admire, and the admiration doesn't cost a penny. The flower, plant , whatever, could be in our garden, but it could be anywhere, and gives joy to whoever chooses to appreciate it in all its complexities...Consider the daffodil...
or any other plant, if only for a few breaths, and let it nourish your soul.
**100 Daffodil Project, 87 to go!