Sunday, September 02, 2012

E-mail of the Week

JUST COMPLETED. Available for viewing anytime--daylight preferable.

That's the email I got from Anne yesterday. The painting, Garden Hose, is one she had been working on, on and off, for over a year.

I jumped in the car and zoomed over. I entered her studio and there it was on the wall, glowing.

In the foreground of the painting is the cinderblock wall that sits in front of their garden in the back yard. There's a bench by the wall, with a garden hose draped over it. I could look out her studio window and see the bench and the wall. The painting is about 2 x 3 feet, and full of tiny things.

By the bench in the painting is a watering can that Anne made into Picasso himself, directing the piece, wearing a striped shirt of course.

A big fat ground hog sits among flowers that bloom against a vivid red. The garden hose spirals down from the depths of the universe, unwinds through an ocean of creatures, and ends up in the garden, dripping from the bench onto the ground.

I got out my camera and started shooting little details:

the Picasso watering can

the end of the line

a striped octopus

a green hummingbird

a dolphin among the stars
a flying shoe!