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 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