Thursday, July 30, 2020

Stars shining for the Liminal Spaces exhibition

All the stars that shine
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
This painting has been a long time coming.  It was inspired by a wonderful
mother holding her baby in the star blanket, I think six years ago.  The mother
let me take photographs and her whole family came to the house, but none
of the photos had enough detail for the faces, so the baby's face came first,
and then I finally found a model's face I could work from that looked a little like
the mother.

The painting fits in the Liminal Spaces show, because a mother's love transports
both her and the baby into the mysteries of the universe, creation, the cosmos.
It is all there in the mother's arms -- filling the world with wonder. 

The ad for the exhibition was in last night's blog.  I hope you'll figure out a way to see it.
The show runs at the Heliconian Club, visiting by appointment only, from July 31 -- September


Laurel Daniel said...

Love this one!!! And I wish I could see it in the show!!! Wishing you a wonderful exhibit and lots of visitors and red dots!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Laurel,

You are wonderful. I wish you could too. The visitor thing is a bit difficult as people can only visit in groups
of five and by appointment. But I am both touched and delighted by your kind wishes.


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