Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Peaceful Resignation...
















I am thrilled to feature a new piece of art. My City Waterworks painting has been a journey in the making. This is acrylic and pastel on masonite. The City Waterworks is beveled glass from an old door from an actual waterworks facility. I asked Joe Rance to make a frame for me and he did, about three years ago, and about three years ago they cut down rows of trees on 1st Avenue in Cedar Rapids where I lived at the time and where I painted. I was finishing a custom order when I heard the hacking and buzzing of saws. These beautiful healthy trees stood there with these great white X s slashed across their trunks, waiting. It has haunted me to this day. So this is an environmental piece. When you see this painting think of the trees, think of the ribbons tied around them by their guardians begging the powers that be, not to do this. But also the resounding resignation that we are all trees with white Xs. Peace.

3 comments:

simplyiowa said...

Hey Missy, what a sad, sad story...
At a time when everyone is trying to be 'green', the true colors of our city officials come pouring out...and all I see is red....
Barb C

Stephanie Brandenburg said...

Hey thanks to Rosemary for buying this painting and seeing this as a part of her life journey, I am honored to be a part of it...
And thanks to Barb who always takes time to listen to my creative process be it whimsical or melancholy.

Jenny said...

Love your painting. Although your style is different, the graphics and urban theme remind me of Edward Hopper with a modern twist.