Monday, July 4, 2011
A couple of summers ago, Michael asked if he could borrow my paints and a blank canvas. That afternoon, he and Kelly set up the easel in the backyard adding colour to that empty canvas together. As I contemplate this 18x14 artwork, my eyes travel along the perimeter from the green tree to a pink rose and around to the various geometric shapes done in primary colours. Over to a blue flower, and a blueberry perhaps? Located in the centre of the painting is a fiery red, yellow and orange form. Possibly flower petals or flames. Half of the canvas still remains white. I kept waiting for them to complete this unfinished work. Today I finally understand that it is finished. A creative and visual representation of their time here. Not lives cut short, unfinished. Rather, lives experienced as they needed to be. Then moving on.