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Covid and my subject matter

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Covid and my subject matter

I figured this time of the year I'd be across the country or at least the state searching out new subject to paint. With the virus going around and myself in the high risk category my choice of sites to visit are basically out my back door. This brings back memories of being a small child confined to the fenced in yard. It also brings back the skills of a child creating a whole world out of a small area. The need to transform and record visions of my life has always been a big part of myself as an artist. What you put down may not seem so important now but I find these images are the seeds of memories, Perhaps there was a plant in your childhood yard that you remember and the vision of that brings many stories of other things. I remember a Four O' Clock bush on the side of our house whose seeds resembled a hand grenade. As a small boy is was quite a find as they fitted in perfect with the green plastic army men of the time. Later while playing with fire I learned they pop like pop corn. The painting here is some wild growing ivy on my shed in the back yard. It came from a small cutting that I got at my nieces wedding. Each table had one and it was so every person could have a living part of their wedding. That was some 20 plus years ago.
I may not be taking any long trips this year but subject matter can take you far from where you are at no matter where that may be.