Fall is my favorite time of year, probably because it was the time that I could put on my winter coat, fashion it as my Batman cape and get lost in the woods as if it were Gotham City.
There was a pecan orchard outside of my grandmother’s home where I would spend countless hours letting my imagination run free. The pecan orchard was a great place to play and to dream. It was a place where I learned to create amazing things from limited resources. I had many adventures climbing and falling out of the trees, making homemade bow and arrows from the branches, eating the pecans when I got hungry, and getting angry like Charlie Brown when the trees would eat my kite. My latest work is a reflection of those times.
The trees are without foliage because it indicates the fall season. The child in the winter coat is an image of what I used to look like at that time. The branch in my hand was not only a tool that I would use but it was a kind of companion that would keep me company on my adventures. The fallen tree in the middle of this acrylic painting is symbolic of obstacles in my path that through my imagination, I would figure out a way over, around or through. I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into my Place of Imagination and that it will encourage you to find your place to “Unleash Your Creativity!”