Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Young Shoots and Roots
My childhood home... 'til age 9. One bedroom, 5 people.
Loved it. It's now a popular vacation rental, cabin 15.
I'm wondering if the circling form of the hearth's river rock and the warmth of all that pine influenced the way I paint. There are also towering redwood trees on the property, and of course there's that fabulous river. I spent a lot of my youthful summers underwater, swimming around, looking at the rocks down there through blurry vision, searching for secret lands and mystical places. I was pretty much a world traveler back then. A wet one.
One never knows where resonant imagery comes from.