Monday, September 14, 2015

All Creatures Great and Small

I have been spending time in Jordan these past few years teaching art and craft design to farm women near the Dead Sea for UNESCO. I love the landscape of rocks and sand that can seem empty - until I take a closer look.

I haven't titled this yet but I was thinking about the wonder I feel when looking at the world from a different angle. The small child is vulnerable and alone but safe on the back of the mule...the desert is empty but full of life... I have seen all the small creatures and plants while by myself in the desert in Jordan.

This painting is about solitude I guess. But we are never isolated from our connection with nature if we take the time to look down at the ground that supports us. Am I saying that some of my best friends are bugs? (-:
This is oil on canvas and measures 30x24 inches.