Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Remember vita de vie / Remember the Grape Vine

pictura in acrilic cu aplicatie a doua frunze de vita de vie, 
panza pe carton, dimensiune 50 x 40 cm
acrylic painting with two grape vine leaves, 
canvas on cardboard, size 50 x 40 cm

Nu-mi prea place toamna.  Poate pentru ca marcheaza finalul unui ciclu.  Unii oameni insa o vad ca perioada in care culeg roadele eforturilor din timpul verii, si se bucura de acest lucru.

Eu, insa, ma bucur cand vad cum plantele cresc, se dezvolta, infloresc.  Imi place enorm sa observ  cum o floare minuscula se transforma intr-un fruct minunat, hranitor.  Presupun ca sunt avantajata de faptul ca am o gradina si luxul de a observa zi de zi aceste miracole ale Naturii.  Astfel incat, atunci cand toamna se asterne, frunzele incep sa etaleze un curcubeu de culori, fructele sunt culese, iar plantele se pregatesc pentru frigul iernii, ma simt datoare sa pastrez frunze si crengute.  Le asez apoi cu mare grija printre foi de hartie moale si le presez.  In acest mod incerc sa le spun ca nu vor fi uitate.  Ca, chiar daca au fost aici pentru doar cateva luni, ele vor continua sa ne bucure cu frumusetea lor.  Si-au facut treaba.  Fructele lor vor fi apreciate.  La fel si frumusetea.

Astfel, acest tablou este  inspirat de si este omagiul meu pentru vita de vie din curtea mea.

Sper sa va placa si voua!


I am not particularly fond of autumn.  Maybe because it marks the end of a cycle.  Some people see it as the period for harvesting the fruits of their summer labors, and they enjoy this.  

I, however, enjoy seeing plants grow, develop, bloom, flourish.  I enjoy observing a tiny flower develop into a wonderful, nourishing fruit.  I guess I'm in advantage because I have a garden and the luxury to observe these miracles of Nature every day.  So when autumn comes along and leaves start turning a rainbow of colors, fruits are harvested, plants prepare for the cold of winter, I  feel compelled to store leaves and branches.  I lovingly put them between sheets of soft paper and then press them.  This is my way of telling them that they will not be forgotten.   That even though they were here for just a few months, they will still enchant someone with their beauty. They have done their duty.  Their fruits will be enjoyed.  And their beauty too.

So, this painting is inspired by and is my tribute to the grape vines in our garden.

Hope you enjoy it, too!

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