Saturday, December 11, 2010

Maybe



Maybe it's the dark days. Maybe it's the rain. Maybe it's the thought of getting older and feeling myself creaking as I do my best to flex with the changes. I'm not sure exactly what drove me to turn a landscape into a face. My face. My little girl face. But, I've started.

Maybe it's because behind every face, every face lined with age, is a landscape of life. And a child, still inside, wondering who is that woman looking back at her in the mirror.

4 comments:

Jan Yates, SCA said...

This is very powerful, very insightful, very honest--this is good art--thank you for sharing your vulnerability--(I'm also still really enjoying your water series!)

Celeste Bergin said...

I enjoy the merge of the portrait and the land and I certainly agree with you that everyone *is* a landscape! There is an upside and a downside to advancing years..the best part of getting older is the wisdom bit. I can't imagine being as un-informed as I was in my 20's. I like what you wrote about the kid inside. Art brings out the kid all the time. :)

Joni James said...

Beautiful! It is your soul's work smiling back at you.
Happy Holidays!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

So well thought. I love it. There is so much that comes to the surface of a painting. Thank you.