Friday, March 09, 2007

"Glasses, Grape Juice" by Polly Jones, 6" by 6" oil on stretched canvas

One thing I enjoy about doing still life is how simple little objects can be loaded with meaning. When I was a child we always used these star glasses for taking medicine. I was using one this morning for that purpose (using grape juice instead of the reccommended water) and was struck again by the pattern of light that they make. With grape juice it is jewel like. Grape juice has associations also, more profound, it is the drink we use for communion at church.