Monday, July 27, 2020

A long time coming -- almost done

Approach (Work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

This painting Approach has to be delivered to the Heliconian Club Liminal Spaces
Exhibition on Thursday morning.  The show was originally scheduled in April,
and now will be opening to limited numbers online and in person from July 30 --
August 25.  There will not be an in gallery opening, but groups of five will be
permitted to go and see the show, and it will be lovely for people to see real art,
not through a computer screen. Of course all of the COVID-19 protocols will be
in operation.

Approach is about longing, and love.  Somehow although my titles
and thoughts about the paintings were submittied last winter, the painting
has new meaning after the times we've lived through with COVID-19.
All of us who have missed loved ones during this hard time, would
like them to come nearer.  So the ocean is the perfect metaphor for
distance, and for the feeling of being so far away from the ones we

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