Upward Flight

 |  September 15, 2016

Upward Flight

Upward Flight
encaustic mixed media
10×12 inches
available at Lark & Key Gallery

When I was a little girl, I loved to swim. I spent my summer days swimming like a little fish in the pool. And even at night I would dream that I was swimming. And in my dream, I would be swimming so fast that my body would lift out of the water and I would soon be soaring through the sky. It was so real that I was convinced that I knew how to fly. Luckily I was aware that while I could fly in my dream world, my feet remained firmly planted on the ground in the real world. I wish I could dream those dreams again. It’s been so long since I’ve flown.

This painting was created at the same time as the last painting I posted. For both of these pieces I can see how I am drawn to both the abstract world of shape and color and the world of capturing an image as I have seen and experienced it. These paintings bring those two part of me together, plus that third part that likes to find items that have been discarded or overlooked and add them. This painting is set in a black float frame and I had thoughts of keeping it, I have to admit. But I hope it finds a new home.

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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