I was invited by a close friend to support the wonderful work of a local charity that serves and supports homeless families. The surrealist composition is a mosaic of color and movement and was donated to the charity's annual fund-raising auction.
(We were pleased to hear it sold for a record-breaking bid!)
Finding inspiration once again in the Mary Oliver poem, 'Wild Geese,' this painting finds purpose in communicating human value, evoking our sense of connectedness, and engaging our most basic human desire to belong.
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
– Mary Oliver