Monday, May 1, 2017

The Chain (Life) 16 x 20 pastel on 400 grit Uart 8 ply board

The chain keeps us grounded.  The tide rises and falls bringing with it the events we experience as part of our life and the people we encounter over time,  the many changes we know, sometimes subtle and sometimes not, sometimes good and sometimes not. The chain starts out shiny and new, full of hope, over time and the course of its journey, doing its job, it gathers the memories, the trials and challenges, it changes from youth to old age, always it stands fast trying to keep the dock in place, us in place, centered, but it gets worn, rusted, aged. Eventually the chain is beaten down, weakened or replaced, discarded, an old good life is ended and a new life, with new hope, begins yet again.