Monday, October 29, 2012
Here and Now
Here and Now is a pastel painting which I just completed for the already sold out 21st Annual March of Dimes Chefs Auction. Many talented Greensboro chefs celebrate local foods and we are fortunate in the Triad to have some wonderful restaurants and food sources (a shout-out to Maxie B's too, with their dedication to local ingredients...just a personal favorite). With that inspiration, I rounded up some Restless Soul Red Table Wine from Old North State Winery and My Three Sons gourmet Pimento Cheese from right here in Greensboro and displayed them in another local favorite of mine (my Sweetheart's back yard). By the way, quite a delicious set-up!
The tradition of "nature mort" (or still life) is often a reminder of the transitory nature of things. Picture my little table full of goodies precariously balanced on the grass. Then picture me picking it all up and moving it between photos as I chased the setting sun across the yard. Yes, we really are moving over 1,000 miles/hour as our planet spins...and that's not counting the orbit around the sun. So, all the more reason to enjoy our fleeting, flying moments. Here and Now is an elusive concept. Aloha!