In a century gone, the long grass of summer wrote a long-winded dissertation on the happiness of wild flowers.
And a copy - written from memory - I kept with me eventually becoming both my pillow and my blanket, when I traveled away or when I returned home.
there are pencils in my life I keep for scrawling my imaginings of high mountain solitude and chance meetings along ancient roads lined with old stones and low branching trees, under a sky which has grand hopes of turning everyone into lovers of romance and remembrance.
No Loss Forgotten - $16,000
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas - 48" x 60".
Below is the accompanying narrative:
no loss forgotten or fallen, or left to wander with the last of heaven’s good fortune into a wilderness not yet mended
in recent days I’ve dreamt that summer had tumbled to my feet, full of long days and lovely solitude, hoping to find me finally able to comprehend how beautiful I once was and how cherished I wanted to be.
I swear to the mother of all mountains that one day i will pass the afternoons half awake half forgetting, half falling half wandering, half praying for my mended heart
Through Open Windows - $5,500
This piece is 36" x 36". Below is the accompanying narrative which loosely provides a glimpse into one of the many potential meanings for the piece:
The stories which were read to me (of faraway places, of ladies dancing with gentlemen,and magical gardens inviting children to play), they have all returned through open windows, like music floating in the atmosphere.
My own memories stretch and reach, getting caught on the breeze – forgetting gravity and the earth below with soft charm and inspiration. Their colors bend and change, creating everything new with hopes for blooming I tend to them gently clutching at the tiniest of buds.
I dream of a starlit garden full of flowering stories where it feels like home and the children are dancing.
At Day's End - $6,400
This piece is 48" x 30".
The calmness that is here, and the power of night that comes just as the light fades and vanishes from the earth allowing for deeper thoughts with colors stolen from memories appearing and then gone again
The day ends and my hope takes courage in the patience of the night, and the power of tranquility floats into my mind from the deepening sky.
Love and Loyalty - $12,500
60"x 48" Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Below is what I wrote in the sky of the piece.
my thoughts come out of the landscape and begin their wandering in the distance... the spill of morning, the comforting light slanting through the windows onto the floor. my home is in both cities and silent woods... my dream of a hushed and beautiful universe is a whispered conversation on the horizon. the trees remember for me that love and loyalty is right in front of me.