Why I Paint Bones
Bones are the last parts to disintegrate, after a creature dies and returns to the Earth. To me these represent the essential things— the ones we keep in our spiritual core. These are the beliefs that give us a solid foundation, upon which we may flesh out our thoughts, words, and deeds. They remind me to always question myself— what is truly essential? As part of my advocacy for sustainable living, I am working on keeping only the things that I really need in life. While I’m quite far from being a true minimalist, I do aspire to live up to the philosophy of “minimal consumerism”— that is, to live a life that is filled with love and family and friends and health, as opposed to a life that is filled only with the latest fashions or the latest gadgets. I don’t mean to say that these are mutually exclusive— but I do have a limited amount of time, energy, and attention, and in giving these out, I feel that I should prioritize the things that truly matter.
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Watercolor and ink on paper.
27 x 38 CM
Signed “feanne” and dated “2012” at bottom.