Happy Memorial Day! I love my country. Grills are fired up, flags are waving, pools are splashing…but aside from all the celebration it is also an important day to remember…and honor.
Today I give thanks for all those who have fought for the freedom that I have.
As a tribute, I painted a canvas. A big one! I gathered up the ” Memorial Day” newspapers. I adhered the papers to a large canvas. Aside from the mattress sale ads…the newspapers showcased stories of sacrifice and honor. I thought that to be an important layer of the piece.
I painted the stripes…
And the stars…in my own style. I wanted the newspapers and the words to show through the paint.
I added patriotic words in the red stripes. Words on words. I truly thought about the true meaning of the holiday as I painted. I wanted all my energy to flow into the piece…
When I finished, I put it in my garden. I feel it makes a statement. It says to me “Memorial”. It is my tribute.
Enjoy the holiday!