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Seasons of Life

Seasons of Life

“To every time there is a season, a time to live, a time to die” —or something similar to this. And also the bit about under heaven. This sentiment makes it’s way into wedding vows and sympathy cards.

A time to get hip replacement (modern miracle)

A time to breast feed your newborn baby non-stop (so…so….tired)

A time to burn the rice (Rats!)

A time to find new bras (or attempt it – Yug!)

A time to practice your music (on a loop in your brain while falling asleep)

These things will not make it into my artwork. I promise! However, there are a bunch of seasons of life– family related- young to old- with and without pets, that ARE the subject of my artwork. I love showing humans in relationship with eachother and their environment. And I prefer to focus on the positive interactions rather than the devisive ones.

Summer Afternoon 31 X 46 SOLD
Summer Afternoon 31 X 46 SOLD
Gray Day Frolic, 10.5 X 14.5, SOLD
Gray Day Frolic, 10.5 X 14.5, SOLD
Two, 9.5 X 12.5, SOLD
Two, 9.5 X 12.5, SOLD
Flight Zone, 51.5 X 49, $2,500
Flight Zone, 51.5 X 49, $2,500 .

 

In each of the three interpretations of SEASONS, (weather, politics, and life stages) the act of paying attention and listening is a key component. The length of the day, the tone of an email exchange, listening to grandpa’s long story, the quality of the air, and the delight of baby’s response to a peek-a-boo game …. each make a difference, nudging our lives this way and that. Even when we aren’t paying attention to current trends or the weather, we are in it anyway, and a piece of a whole, always changing, day to day.

Feet 30.5 X 48 sold
Feet 30.5 X 48 sold

I choose images that are non judgemental and universal. People are making connections of the non digital sort, with real sun and air, time and place. I have the luxury of responding in real time to this flow of stuff – the clean water as well as the bits of trash. Because I am insulated from most of the horrific stuff, I am floating on top in a safe boat. So my perspective is mostly detached observation.

 

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Discovery 10.5 X 7.5, Sold
Discovery 10.5 X 7.5, Sold
Grandfather with Baseball Cap
Stories Told, 26 X 19 $450
Green Shoes Leading, 10.5 X 7.5, sold
Green Shoes Leading, 10.5 X 7.5, sold
Sunday Afternoon 36 X 49, $1,200
Sunday Afternoon 36 X 49, $1,200

 

 

Push 25 X 38 $840
Push 25 X 38 $840

 

Easy Cauliflower Salad: Break up cauliflower into chunks and place in bowl of water. Remove and place on clean towels. Pat dry. Cut up cauliflower into small bite size pieces and put in a bowl. Add feta cheese and dried cranberries. Add olive oil and a generous amount of freshly squeezed lime juice. Toss and serve soon or hold until later. Top with unsalted roasted seeds (sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds). The quanities of ingredients are variable. If you want to leave out the feta just add some salt. Optional stuff- chopped cilantro, parseley, and celery.

On Stage 18 X 28 $275
On Stage 18 X 28 sold