Monday, March 28, 2011

Poetry and Ponies


I spent a good deal of time driving this weekend.I really do some of my best daydreaming and pondering while I driving.I was thinking about painting and language.I love a well turned phrase.I love listening to or reading a well crafted story,one filled with succinct sentences that evoke a place or events that make me believe that I may have experienced it myself.
Why is that?
I think that maybe it is a human longing to belong to a tribe,a group a family.A desire to belong and be understood.A desire to believe"I am not alone and my life matters".
So why do I paint?
This week I believe I paint to bear witness to what I love.I want to share what I love.I want it to be understood,that I was here and for a brief moment that is my life,I loved horses.

This painting is Mixed Media on Canvas,8"x 8", $225.00 and will be part of the show"A String of Ponies"opening at West of the Moon Gallery,Historic Downtown Flagstaff,Arizona April 1st.

4 comments:

Don Gray said...

Well put, Tanner--both the words and the paint. This series is terrific. Good luck with the show--wish I could be there!

C Tanner Jensen said...

Thanks Don,that really means a lot to me.

SHERI C said...

Love the colors of this one...

C Tanner Jensen said...

Thanks,I really like this one too.