Monday, March 13, 2006
show and tell monday- Balance...
I did this painting today as my baby happened to take a 2 hour nap while big brother was at preschool. I entitled it balance (acrylic on canvas 20"x20" with aluminum leaf) I know a lot of people are struggling right now with perspective, with personal issues, with decisions. I just thought of how precarious is the balance of our lives?- we seem or feel so tenuous at times ready to tip- but the key is to keep the balance even when forced are exerted on us-- things don't hit us in the center-- as i said to someone today life (marriage- a lots of other things) isn't always 50/50- sometimes we give 60 and get 40- sometimes we give 10 and get 90 and sometimes we give 100 and get 0- but that is what commitment, compromise and life is all about.Life isn't always fair, life is always easy, but it's perfect balance makes it beautiful.
so that inspired the composition- nothing intersecting at the center, tenuous weighted strands against a rich shining leafed background