Tuesday, March 13, 2018

"For Every Thing There is a Season", Original Mixed Media Painting by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin

For Every Thing There is a Season

For this piece, I began thinking about the different “seasons” in our lives.    I was thinking about the teenage girl who feels broken and out of place.  I thought about the young mother who feels overwhelmed and questions everything she is doing every day in raising her young children.  I thought about the middle-aged woman, with an empty nest and an empty heart, questioning her next move in life.  Our lives are constantly changing and evolving…moving through seasons.  None of these seasons last forever, even though it may feel like an eternity.  I believe we have to lean forward, ease into the transitions, no matter how painful.  This is how we can come out on the other side.  This piece changed and evolved, much like the seasons in our lives.  I added the words from Ecclesiastes 3, “For every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven”.  

This piece was created with many layers of papers, inks, and paint to give it a rich texture and depth.  The leaves were individually painted and torn from rice paper.  The words were taken from vintage magazines and hymnals.  There are hints of iridescent paint, so it “glows” when the light bounces off of it.  It is framed in a simple black floater frame.

This piece is sold, but commissions are welcome.  You can contact me at:

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