Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bye Bye Love Sunflowers - A Love Letter to Simpler Times

Bye Bye Love Sunflowers
by Nancy Medina


Oil on Linen Board
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I push toward a goal in the studio day after day and month after month to achieve that sparkling still life, but sometimes the paint flows best when I cut loose. The dying blossoms in my back yard today were a reminder of standing barefoot as a child beneath 8 foot sunflowers in my parents' organic garden. The drone of insects; the sun parched leaves; and the crumbly, cool earth between my toes; this was the reality that shaped me. There were no linen tablecloths, glass vases, or beautifully arranged china cups, none of these were denizens of my childhood home.

Bye Bye Love is a call backward, and a love letter, to simpler times.

What inspires me - flowers from
my back yard container garden

Sunflowers drying in the Texas heat
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