Propagation 14 x 10 Watercolor on paper
There’s something that’s both neatly geometric and artist-messy in the composition of the photo I used as a reference for this piece. I snapped the image while visiting one of my best friends in Massachusetts nearly 30 years ago. The title is in reference to the potted plants sprouting on the ledge, and the potential of paper, notebooks and pens. There are bits of text on the sheet of paper beneath the apples; an excerpt from an E. B. White poem titled Window Ledge in the Atom Age:
This motionless narcissus,
I love the stillness of the home,
I love the missus.
(She grows in pebbles in my sun
And she is like a star.)
Yesterday, the two pieces below were shipped to Arizona for the Tubac Center of the Arts “Human Element” Exhibition, Oct 16 – Nov 14. I’ll miss attending in person, but if you’re in the area, be sure to see the exhibit. The juror was Ruth Weisberg, and I bet it’s going to be an exciting show.