Monday, June 25, 2007

A Beautiful Time

Mother's Legacy (XVIII): Mia
March 2007/Reworked April 2007
Mixed media on canvas
610x910x35mm

This work recently sold to a mother to hang in her daughter's bedroom. I wrote to her & said...

I am so pleased that you will have the painting. I imagined it would hang in a child’s room as a type of blessing…so it has worked out perfectly. If you look closely you will see a piece of dressmaking tissue. It is a piece for the back of a garment. This references the way I liked to sleep as a baby & later as a child – on my front. The covering of the quilt with all sorts of colours, moons & stars is symbolic of the way in which a mother covers her child for sleep, tucking the child in with a story from colourful imaginary lands, & songs. Just a beautiful time that passes so quickly...

5 comments:

Moira Marshall said...

Love the colours in this Elizabeth! And the thoughtful story behind your inspiration is lovely...
Cheers, Moira.

Elizabeth Love said...

Thanks for taking time to leave a message, Moira. I know the lovely colours in books I had as a child have influenced my work...

Ed Maskevich said...

What a wonderful mother to give her child a gift of art. What a wonderful to be the artist that inspired the gift.

Angela said...

Wonderful, wonderful work. The fact that it is now hanging in a young girls bedroom. That would just make me smile everytime I thought of it. How wonderful!
*HUGS*

Elizabeth Love said...

Hi Ed. It's all good. Nice to have you back.

Hello Angela. I'm very pleased how it turned out.