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Title: LESSONS FROM HOME I
Medium: Acrylics & Collage
Size: 31" X 38"
Ground: Boxed Loxley Canvas (triple Primed)
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This is another piece from my ‘Homesick’ series. Wherever I go, I take with me memory images of home. Houses in the distance, symbols & signs that remind me of what my Mum or Dad taught me over the years.

In this painting, I have houses in the distance to remind me, of what it feels like to be approaching home. If you look at this painting closely (and believe me, it takes some time to see everything), amongst other things I have a group of deers, a lizard, a snail, & a family.

The deers, remind me of when my Mum used to tell me that the best way to learn was to watch and copy. And to push this home, she pointed out that, this is how young deers quickly learnt to be part of a herd and to keep up with it and that, it was essential to their survival.

The lizard (batanical name – Agama lizard), reminds me of my Dad, who used it to show me what it means whenever it nods it’s head. He would tell me, “Look whenever the lizard nods it’s head when it falls, it’s praising himself, so my son, whenever you fail, remember this, nod and praise yourself for trying and try again”. And he would add, “Whenever you see the lizard fall and climb again, and succeed, then you know that you can too”.

The snail was used by my Mother to convince me that I had to cover my vulnerably softer parts (especially my emotions) with a ‘shell’ to protect them. Revealing myself only, to those that I trust.

As for the family, the importance of being a part of a family unit was constantly hammered without seize into my head everyday. And to describe it as both my parents did would only mean, that I would have to ’hammer’it down your heads as well…

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Comments

  • edy4sure
    edy4sureabout 3 years ago

    Please view this in large format by clicking on the image

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks Robin, this one is really special! :)

    – edy4sure

  • Kay Clark
    Kay Clarkabout 3 years ago

    Lovely rich colours and a lovely story behind your work, lovely work Edy4 sure

  • Thanks Kay, glad that you enjoyed the story, a true story spoken from the heart… :)

    – edy4sure

  • kenroome
    kenroomeabout 3 years ago

    Mr. 4sure, this is really complex work. And I use that word complex when I need to keep looking so the work can keep reveiling. I love the idea of “approaching” home, and how that might look, certainly from the vantage points of life progressing. I’m enjoying this immensly.

  • Thank you very much Ken! The primary aim of my work is to add a lot of texture and visual elements to my work. This keeps the viewer busy ( and hopefully interested :)). I’m glad that you are enjoying this and it makes it all the more gratifying for me…

    – edy4sure

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 3 years ago

    Excellent work Edy!! :)

  • Always an honour to have you comment on my work Keith, thanks!!! :)

    – edy4sure

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago

    01-25-12 CONGRATULATIONS!

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  • Thank you so much Kira! This is a great way to start someone’s day!! :D

    – edy4sure

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Erin Vaganos
    Erin Vaganosabout 3 years ago

    lovely style, i like how it glows…

  • Thanks Erin, sorry for the late reply. Yes it does glow, thanks again…

    – edy4sure

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

  • Thank You!

    – edy4sure

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 3 years ago

  • I’m so elated by this! I believe that this is my first feature in this group, thanks Kim!!! :D

    – edy4sure

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