Music of Memory, 2012, Jo-Ann Sanborn
Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x30"
This painting sings to me. The soft colors flow, and there's something nostalgic air about it. A timelessness, a feeling of sweet dreams. What's the song?
Maybe it's because the studio music has been turned to oldies, I've been thinking about music. These days there's just as much music around, but everyone has their own play list, and listen to it plugged into their own ear. Alone.
As a result, our exposure to music we're not familiar with is somewhat limited. We can't ask "who's that?" if we don't hear the song. We don't have much "universal knowledge" about art, literature, music, or anything else anymore.
My paintings sing about the threatened Everglades landscape. Here's an Everglades song for you