The characters on this ginger jar are for "double happiness." And yes, it really is this bright in person. I am especially happy these days, there is so much to be grateful for in this life. I was thinking about Matisse window paintings and Sigmar Polke while making this one. Some of the underlying papers are about film and moving pictures (Golden Book Encyclopedia) and arteries (a very old biology book).
I just realized I never shared "Murmer" on my blog. It was part of the show, Terra Incognito in 2013. Now it's on display at the Abilene Frame & Art Galleries. 30" by 40" acrylic mixed media on canvas.
I was going through my blog and realized I had forgotten to share this 40" by 30"piece which was part of a show a couple of years ago. (Terra Incognito) The painting title, Quieter Than Sleep, comes from an Emily Dickinson poem. It has references to the fleeting quality of life, the fragility of glass and flowers. It's been hanging in my house and today I went back in and reworked it a bit. Today I've added it to my Etsy store.