Large oil on board…commissioned mural for public building in the States thirty years ago. When I was commissioned to paint this mural about thirty years ago….climate change was only talked about by a few people and the concept of all of life being interconnected simply wasn’t understood or recognised by most people
We believed that if we put a border around something, it was contained.
However, artists have always understood the interconnection principle. No matter whether painters, writers, dancers, musicians, etc.
I have often written on this blog about how changing one square inch of a huge mural, changes everything – it is the same with life.
Today we see how one, unseen virus has already changed the world we live in.
‘None of us is ever creative enough to know how things will actually work out’.….another one of my favourite expressions, and once again this virus is showing us without any equivocation that this is true.
Therefore it is key to remain in the simplicity of the present moment.
Like everyone else, my ‘plans’ have been changed.
As I will not be giving my course in Portugal next month, I plan to give one week of tutorials on this blog mimicking what a week at the School in Portugal is like….Of course our imaginations will have to come into plan in terms of the atmosphere, food, sunshine, and everything else, but we can do it:)
courtyard steps – School Portugal – http://www.artinthealgarve.com – watercolour
And so my friends, keep well, take a daily walk, as I have just done, and make use of this time we have been given to do the things that really matter.
I think we can and will learn a great deal from this.