Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sneak Preview! Morning has broken

It's been a while since I've posted a sneak peek!

Here's a painting that I've been working on for a while, evolved from my paintings of flowers on simple golden backgrounds (A Garden Elsewhere, Iris, and Trinity). You can even see a similar theme in one of the first works I made available online, Full Circle.

As with the previous pictures, I'm focusing on emptiness and the possibilities that fill emptiness. It's a Zen thing, this kind of space for rest and meditation while amidst the joyful bounciness of life. Additionally, there's a firefly (also known for its brief life); I read about a diurnal (daytime) species that still flashes its light despite the sun. I find that inspiring.

This reimagined piece is still called Carpe Diem, Latin for "seize the day" and an exhortation to live life to its fullest--but I think it invites contemplation as to what we will seize the day for, and what the day holds for us.

Every day is an opportunity, and every day is fleeting.

Invite Beauty,

I.
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