A Good Blow, 2012, Jo-Ann Sanborn
Acrylic on board, 7"x5"
A good blow is just what is needed sometimes. In the Everglades a strong wind will clean off last year's debris, and clean up the bottom of the palms. Most of us have fond nostalgia for the softness and fresh smell of sheets blown dry in a brisk wind. We love to get a good blow to freshen the air through our homes on a nice day.
Sometimes, however, the wind is too strong for mortal humans, and causes great damage and pain. My heart goes out to the tornado victims of the weekend. I worked for FEMA for many years, and know first-hand the pain of sudden natural disasters and just how strong those winds can be.
On a happier note, the Artist Colony at the Esplanade has been working on another collaborative painting. We've just completed "Mangroves." It's comprised of one distinct square from each of the Colony members, beautifully joined by artist Karen Swanker, in a frame donated by Betty Newman.
The complete piece will be donated to "Save the Mangroves", and used as a contribution to their fundraising efforts. Watch for information about where to purchase a chance to win this lovely piece.