I am proud to announce that my multimedia figurative painting “Flowing Through Impermanence” has been selected to appear in the Resilient & Creative Art Exhibit at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Aug. 13-Sept. 26, 2021.
14×18″ Acrylic, Pencil and Ink on Canvas, Custom Framed in 2″ White Oak – $600
Here is the link to the show’s virtual tour: https://www.pafac.org/rc2021.html
This is the the poem that inspired my piece:
The Walk Tall, striking New pink sneakers Countenance of a tree She glances at me Actually, looks directly I see her full expression And feel myself weeks ago Scared, strong, in fear, clear, near tears The unknown has hit The big leveler The death inviter The life challenger Out of her experience Out of her control Swing set emotion Up to down to up Turning up the compost Bringing up the rot Mixing rich earth With decomposing parts She walks with dignity With desperation Because she knows That her present and future Are in constant question And she's trying to flow But not give in Life is too precious And the trick is Not wanting it too badly There's the rotting rub How to survive Remain oneself Be the gracious woman You've learned to be Without handing your life, body and soul Over to those Who have no idea what makes you full I smile to her For I'm in it too Just a different side of the walk Looking across I'm now able to see My own feelings reflected And put two and two together For myself, perhaps for her And I hope my simple smile Provides a calm kindness The truest type of assistance No overstepping, no talking, no giving Having been there myself Now walking not just for me By Laura E. Garrard, Copyright 2021 Dec. 5, 2020
All photographs above by Laura E. Garrard, Copyright 2021