20 December 2008

Slow This Bird Down ii

This is a new version of a previous painting of the same name and story, but seen from a different angle. I think this birds eye view works well becuase in a way, it can be seen as you're the adult looking down on the kids and just helps to emphasise the message a little bit more....

(36" x 30") Available through Washington Green

Our children seem to be growing up quicker all the time. Just think back to what you were doing and what you had at different stages of your childhood. I imagine it differs greatly.

Kids seem to get to a point where they just want to be older. Yet it will happen all too quickly and before they know it they will be forever chasing their youth.

I don’t want my kids to turn around in 30 years and say to me “I was so concerned about growing up faster; I wish there was a way I could of slowed it down.”

There is possibly a need for some kind of orderly progression through childhood. In the past there were important cultural “markers” that determined the ages at which certain behaviours and belongings were appropriate. Those markers seem to have disappeared, or they’ve certainly been moved downward.

The red balloons represent childhood floating at a slow steady pace.

2 December 2008

Fly Me To The Moon

SOLD (90cm x 70cm) Commission

The importance and indeed the beauty of the moon is very much underestimated. Still covered in mystery, It’s almost as if it has been forgotten about since the last of the moon landings….apart from when there is an eclipse!

More people should take the time to look up once in a while and let their minds wander and wonder in awe of The Moon, Earths natural satellite.

In saying that, if asked, I bet the majority of the human race would jump at the chance of getting that little bit closer to it or better still, making one giant leap of their own on it’s surface.