I painted this painting - allegory about purpose, balance and contentment. While some plants are content who they are and where they are, many are not. Some are artificial plants, some are real, others - artificially real. Then there are plants growing alone or dominating weaker ones. Still others are plain and peaceful. A few see life radically different while they live upside down. Other plants are used for decoration or simply being knocked down. Some wish to be outside experiencing more changes. Outside the window some plants long to be inside the house believing it is always safe and warm there. Yet all of us just like plants have different personalities and purposes. We need differences that unite us, not separate. But more than anything, we need light. Without light, we will wither even in the most expensive and beautiful vase.
Upside down, Inside Out
Acrylic on canvas, Age 11 (2005) 48" x 48" Original & Prints Available