“I See You” 8×8 oil on canvas

Another collection of florals on a day where the impermanence of life feels especially vivid, especially incomprehensible. I have a friend who is suffering deeply right now. 

I don’t have much to say about this one other than taking my knife to the canvas feels both therapeutic and, often, meaningless. Flowers are no more a comfort to the grieving than anything else. And still we give them, if only to say, “I see you.”

All my paintings from the month will be available February 3 at the gallery and online February 6.

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  1. Joy Dibble

    This is the raw reality we must all face. You are a good friend. It is important to know one is truly seen.

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