Wednesday, July 12, 2017

142 - Welcome, Wednesday

8x10 acrylic on canvas
For some reason this particular pineapple almost looks human to me.  I guess it's the hair. 
What is it about pineapples anyway?  They're juicy, beautiful, tasty, and yet kind of hard to pare.  It's worth the effort though.  Pineapples also represent many of the things that are important to me - intangible things - warmth, welcome, friendship, and hospitality.  I guess it seems kind of contradictory to be touting art (tangible), and yet talking about the intangible.  It's all a balance really.  It's my very humble opinion that we all need visual stimulation, visual aids, visual reminders about things.  A painting, a sculpture, even the beauty of a musical instrument or other object can bring us joy, change our mood, and sometimes ultimately alter the whole course of the day. . . or at least the moment.  We have to remember to take the time to look. . . and really see.  "Stop and smell the roses" today - and every day.

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