Size: 12"W x 9"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2017
What/who inspired the work?
-- I love our garden, and love the way our hose stands ready to quench the thirst of plants baking in the summer sun.
What do you hope its viewers will feel/think?
-- I hope viewers will sense that an inanimate object like a garden hose can be a mysterious character of its own.
Why did you choose the medium, subject matter, style?
-- This is the first artwork that I've done on Arches "Huile Papier" (archival paper made expressly for oil painting).
After graduating from art school in 1975, I was faced with the very real problem of how to pay my bills. Back then, one could only sell paintings through the brick-and-mortar gallery system. That wasn't a promising way to make a living, so I reluctantly abandoned my hope of becoming a professional artist. In its place, I sought out a new career in computing. That was fun for many years, but now -- thankfully -- I've retired from all that, and can devote myself to art-making once again. Today, thanks to organizations like Vango, an artist can reach out to everyone in a much more direct manner. ¡Viva la internet!