Friday, July 31, 2020

Dream spaces goes to the Heliconian

Dream spaces
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

Thank you so much to Emma at the Heliconian for opening up for me this
afternoon so I could bring in this final painting for the Liminal Spaces
show.  The between spaces idea in this painting is the reality of where we
all are.  We can dream of anything we want, but we are stuck in our houses,
in our kitchens, and longing to cross the divide between now, and the life
we dream of, magically if possible.

The young woman is in her nightie.  This is about the comfort available
to us because we don't have to go anywhere, or dress up for anyone (the
fashion world is in peril because of how irrelevant what we wear has
become).  And it's about the overpowering desire we have for this to
be over, for everyone to wear their masks and wash their hands, and
social distance, and do the ridiculously simple things we know how to do,
so the girl in the painting can drink her coffee, go and get dressed, and
get on with having the wonderful life she deserves. 

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