February 18, 2013

ocean child

10 x 10 oil on canvas
The ginkgo tree has been regarded for centuries as a symbol of hope, resilience and longevity because the trees have been known to thrive for as long as 2000 years. I have one in my back yard that proudly wears a beautiful shade of yellow all summer and fall. Then one day in November all the leaves suddenly drop to the ground - on the same day! It is a curious act of nature that creates a brilliant carpet of light and abstract art.

"I thought of art as a verb, rather than a noun.

Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. 
Time is a concept that humans created.

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance."

Yoko Ono (who celebrates the numbers eight and zero today)

1 comment:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Oh Faye I love this blog post.

The painting and the beautiful colors, the way the leaves sway through-out the painting and Yoko Ono's words. I can't believe she is that old.

Also ... I had no idea that the ginkgo tree would lose their leaves all on the same day. Amazing !