Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Spot Of Bother In The Garden

This is quite possibly the painting I get the most inquiries about. Long ago sold, but available as giclee prints on canvas or paper from Imagekind. I have been very impressed with the quality and fast turnaround. And the price is just right for your Secret Santa gift!

Here's what I wrote about this piece when I first painted it and it bears repeating: My early education was mostly dictated by the nuns. Actually, the Sisters of Charity, God love 'em. And, as a result of said education, I had a lot of questions as a kid. Still do. There's some mystery surrounding the whole situation with Adam and Eve and the snakey guy with the apple. It could've all been so different....Like why did Eve get all the blame? Couldn't Adam show a little chutzpah and think it through first? I mean it was an apple...come on! Some of these themes show up in my work all these years later. I'm still working it out. But I like exploring some of the more bizarre concepts that were passed off as fact and truth to the little reverent Catholic kids who were actually just scared out of their bloomers. So thanks to the Sisters (of Charity) for giving me plenty of material to work with.

I couldn't be more proud that the original "Spot Of Bother" hangs in the home of a very special couple, Laurie and Bob. My hope is that it has brought joy and light into their world.


Jennifer Koach said...

You are so creative. Loved reading through your blog and discovering your thoughts behind the art.

Brenda York said...

Thank you so much, Jennifer. Glad you stopped by!