Looking at a piece of art engages me, fills me, pleasures me.
While society presses me to question
the acquisition of,
obsession with THINGS
I know, I feel what these things give to me and I'm grateful for the joy they bring. People can disappoint me — the things I have chosen do not.
This is what I see looking out of my kitchen window.
|And this is what I see to the left...|
|and this is what I see to the right.|
The bear and the Wyandotte hen (thank you Hylla!) are finely painted, very thin metal pieces with a tiny hole for hanging. I found a cheap frame with an existing double mat and parked these critters on top, allowing them to step outside their "frames."
Above my stove I have two magnificent linoleum-block prints by the extremely talented Daniel Waters. I bought this gorgeous pair on Martha's Vineyard in 2011 and the poems he wrote are particularly apropos this time of year. [I hope you can forgive my poor photos and read them.]
I love to cook and what makes cooking even better is being surrounded by all these wonderfully beautiful things in my kitchen — and — I haven't shown you the half of them! SO...what's on your kitchen walls?
|This is what I see |
when I turn around.
|More about this collection of |
The American Scene plates next time.
|Miss Liberty is holding The Big Apple.|
Next to a state-shaped ashtray of Ohio.