Several of you have been sharing my paintings with family and friends this week. Though I have chosen this one example, I want to thank you all!
Art share from the private collection of an art collector during this time of physical distancing:
This painting reminds me that we are all on this collective journey- whichever corner of the globe we live - from darkness towards the light. It also speaks of the cycle of life and the interconnectedness of humans and nature.
Wondering how this painting represents the cycle of aging? It has that covered too - with the young ones, to those of us residing in the sandwich generation to the Elders - and how each stage of life has gifts and hurdles - and inevitable transitions.
My reflections remind me that trees need their roots, their branches and their leaves . Like these trees, we need each other, standing tall and resilient, and acting together, resembling the tree’s systems - in our families, communities, countries and in our beautiful, interconnected world.
This painting, like the changing seasons, gives me hope that life will “blossom” again and perhaps - we’ll integrate the lessons learnt about love, friendship, community, connectedness, stillness, appreciation, hope, generosity, tempering, sacrifice for the “greater good”, clarity of purpose/what really has value, sharing knowledge and gifts, conservation and compassion.
From the art studio of my gifted friend, Terrill Welch, bringing every day joy, beauty, and hope to our home.