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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Contemplating the Nest (at my age!)

This is yesterday's painting- 18 x 12 inches
Acrylic on birch wood panel with map collage elements.

Reviewing the Maplebrook show- which exhibits works of mine spanning 20 years, I see that the nest has been a constant recurring symbol for me. It has meant various things as i have spent the last two decades raising children, building a home, carving time for work, and reaching out to neighbors. Perhaps it is time to leave the nest behind. So, in order to MOVE ON, I let myself paint one more and hope for the best. It was a brave and appalling experience to look at myself this way.
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