The long thin format is a sliver of form, space or time. Like the long arctic ice tube samples, my slivers tell a deep, ancient story. Also, I am influenced by ancient Chinese landscapes, portraying time as moving rhythmically toward heaven. This painting was inspired by Lewis’s poem, "Lost Garden." "Children asleep in deep meadows. Young popples Grew round the house and a wasp nest hung in the door, silvery like logs. Garden mint and sweet william
lost in the flowing grass. Granny Cadotte, Granny Cadotte,Your garden is running away."
The garden running away is a perfect metaphor for the end of child rearing, the very fast passage of time.