|Thrive from The Choir Series #12- SOLD
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|'Thrive' from the Choir Series #12
24" x 36"
SOLD 1st day of the sale!
|“Thrive” from the Choir Series #12
24″ x 36″
Back Stapled/ready to hang with finished sides
(shipping is expensive on this painting because it’s over-sized to
ship, this is large wall art)
Here are the quotes that inspired the work:
“In a perfect world perhaps we would all see more clearly. But
this is not a perfect world, and it is enough to hope that each of
us will share our talents, and find the balance between greed
and benevolence that will allow us to live and thrive and help
the world around us grow.”
~Kent Nerburn Source: Letters to My Son: A Father’s Wisdom
on Manhood, Life, and Love
Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom
diminishes as numbers increase. . . . The human question is
not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what
kind of existence is possible for those who do survive.
~Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)
That’s what we all really want, right?
In this life, this reality, it’s about more than just surviving. We all
want to survive, but then to Thrive as well. Free people are
given to bouts of wanting to be all they can be. We all want a
reason to keep doing what we do. We work to survive, and if
are lucky we get to even like or love what we do that makes this
thing called money. I know I do. I enjoy my work. It’s like
therapy that I get paid to do. When I make sales that is…we
have a joke round here, we don’t call art money Income, we call
This work is about working out the logistics of a life that is
bigger than I am. In a world that is bigger than I am. With
problems that are bigger than I am. In finding the ways to feed
and keep my family surviving, and the hope alive (for ourselves
and our kids) that someday that will include thriving in a money
I think we are thriving, as a family. We love being together, I
mean it sucks ass that Mate Man lost his job and we are
freaking out about every little thing all the time. Truth be told,
we are better when we are altogether, not because of co-
dependency but because of faith and trust. I can count on him,
the same goes for him. No matter what, I can count on him. It’s
a nice feeling. It’s what reminds me that I am already doing
more than just surviving this world, so are my kids, we are all
thriving, because we found and make love happen. Because
this family unit, the place where you can always go, and
everyone is glad you are there. Where you can royally screw
the pooch, and people will still love you through it all. That’s a
miracle for people like us, people who came from what we
came from. Real, Lasting, true Love in our lives is more than
what we ever asked for, for many years more than either of us
thought we deserved…the rest of this reality is logistics.
When I told Mate Man that I wanted to stop being a popular
garden designer and become a full time artist, you know what
he said? That sounds good babe, how do we make that
happen for you? Never was there ever even a hint that it would
not be possible for me to do what I wanted/needed to do. That’s
love. When he said he wanted/needed to get out of Portland,
that he wanted to try and find a simpler life, that he really just
wants to be a organic farmer, and be at home when his kids
come through the door, and feed us from his own hard work,
that he had found (farming) and lost his passion (our farm), that
he hated working in the professional world, that he hates
compromising himself and his values for the sake of
money…there was never any hesitation from me to him about
that…it was OK babe, I understand your need, how can we
make that happen? We are still working on that for him, for his
dream to come true, but it will, because we are tough to beat as
a team, we are unstoppable.
We have cultured a life where, Unconditional Love and support
for the people we are in the moment and the next moment and
the next, is always available. That’s what this work is about. No,
we have never had it made, or had it easy, but we have always
thrived together. We have always survived (sometimes better
than others for sure but we are still standing so that counts for
I find I can still thrive in/under such conditions.
I am no longer so small.
The world no longer so large.
I am still small,
the world still large.
I still Thrive.
What makes you thrive?
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