Friday, August 26, 2016

We've Only Existed For The Blink Of An Eye

Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool
Washington D.C.

Happy Friday, y'all. Come on out to see me and the other artists tonight from 7:00PM-9:00PM at Arts By the Bay Gallery in Havre de Grace, MD. I have 5 framed pieces hanging in the Autumn Aura Show and one of my dear friends, Douglas Williams, is the featured artist. Mingle with the artists, have a glass of wine, eat some hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy one of the last summer weekends in Havre de Grace. I'd love to see you there!

This digital art piece was created from a photo I took in Wahsington D.C. last Friday during a homeschool field trip with my kids. It was a hot summer day and the ducks in the Reflecting Pool in front of the Washington Monument were just adorable. I sat and waited for a long time for this duck to swim into the frame in the perfect position. It was worth the wait. This image reminds me a bit of another piece of art of mine, Freedom, because that too features the Washington Monument, although in a much more gloomy light. The title of this piece has multiple is that our country, America, by comparison to other civilizations in the world, is just a baby. Our country is less than 300 years old...just an infant as far as countries go. Secondly, in a more personal context, we, as humans, have only existed in the blink of an eye compared to the history of our universe. It simply is mind-blowing to think about. And lastly, on an even more personal note, I have only existed on earth for a measly 43 years...amazing to think of how many humans have lived and died and yet each one of us is so important to our world. We each have value to give and yet we exist in our human form for only the briefest of moments.

Have a wonderful Friday! TGIF!

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