And spring arrives, often with tempestuous weather, but always somewhere between the thunder and lightening lies the renewal and growth. My interest in birds, wings, flight, and nests has been an ongoing theme in much of my work for years. I believe I became most interested in flight when my oldest child became a pilot. I had an intense need to know the what and how of flight, in an effort to cling to the last bastions of being a protective mother. I began to deeply relate to the mother birds, especially those moments when their babies leave the nest, how insanely fearful they must be, but they rely on the knowledge of their predecessors for the strength and grace of acceptance of the plan laid out for them. One series that evolved from the birds is Little Houses.
This year I am integrating my little houses series with artists of the past that have meant something to me in one form or another.
I will have an exhibit in New Orleans at Carol Robinson’s Gallery this October. I thought it would be nice to give you a tiny insight into the Little Houses series.
The piece I am working on in the studio this month is Little Houses: Red House. The artist that inspired this piece is Jimi Hendrix and his song Red House, a song that was still popular in the early 70’s, at a very significant time in my life. I found solace in songs when I was in jr. high and high school, I would love to be able to thank these artists for their music and songs that shaped and formed my life in ways unimaginable and they continue to do so. Music is a powerful form of art.
Thank you for reading my blog, I hope it in some way helps and interests you about art and painting.
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