The Ice Maiden
24" x 36" - oil on cradled wooden panel
There are so many contradictions in humans with respect to age. We love old objects, but want the newest ones. We love old cars, but won't take time to restore them to their glory. We love old people but don't want to be one.
I'm a proponent of embracing aging as well as respecting and admiring the past. There is so much we can learn from what has gone before, both in physical and intellectual areas.
Sketch for Wooden Boats series 2015
I have watched this boat decline and disappear over years until this year when it was removed and is likely kindling for someone's fire. I am glad to have had the privilege of sketching and painting it and keeping its memory alive.