15.4.08

More on the social life of eggs


Well, Some of you got a kick out of the last painting I posted from this winter's "Social Life of Eggs" series. So, if you can bear a little pontificating here's another one. “The social life of eggs” series is about birth, life, independence and freedom. In this painting the brown eggs on the left are separated from their brother who has found a home in a fake nest-like structure. The “wreath” he’s using as a nest is dangling freely in space but is tethered with a dark shoelace. His apparent freedom and superiority is in fact precarious. The feather is a symbol of the physical absence and psychological presence of a protecting parent when youth ventures into the world. I just finished entering this into a grant application and thought you blog viewers might enjoy it.