Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Seduction of the Open Road

“The Curiosity Drive”    2.5” x 3.5”     Pastel    $20       © Sharon Lewis
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             What is it about the path, the curve in the road, or just the idea of the open road, that is so enticing to some of us? I suspect that some of us are simply more curious than others.  For some people, a road is just a means to get to the grocery store or get to work. For others it represents adventure and wonder and maybe just the fun of discovering something new and different. I sometimes imagine that back when humans were hunter-gatherers that there were probably always some people who loved moving to new places and also probably drove the people who hated all the migrating from one place to the other, just crazy! I would have been one of those people who looked forward to migrating with the herds to some different place with different views and colors and who knows what else.
            Because I’m one of the people who is really curious about a lot of things, I find paths, or roads really interesting to paint. Like today’s painting, they represent the next adventure to me. Which one are you? Are you the type of person that will keep the home fires burning or are you one of us who are always wandering down a path wondering what’s just past that curve?

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