Seasons by Donna L. Martin

From: Intemann Gallery at the Manitou Art Center

14″ X 18″ X 1.5”. Mixed Media. Original on canvas. “Seasons” is a vivid exploration of life’s journey, where each moment is a brushstroke in the canvas of time. At its center, a radiant field blooms with vibrant pink flowers, each petal a testament to the exuberance of life’s abundance. Delicate accents of black and white dance at the heart of these blossoms, hinting at the balance between light and dark that defines our existence. Above, the background transitions into a tapestry of dark blues and grays, with ethereal white patterns overlaying the canvas like whispers of a memory. Here, the hues of winter mingle with the promise of spring, a reminder that even in the coldest of seasons, the seeds of renewal lie dormant, waiting to burst forth in a riot of color. Below, the palette shifts to greens and blues, reminiscent of the lush vitality of summer. Yet, interspersed within these hues are glimpses of darkness, a reminder that even in the warmth of the sun, shadows linger, enriching the tapestry of experience. Through the interplay of colors and textures, “Seasons” captures the ebb and flow of life’s rhythms, each hue and stroke a reflection of the myriad emotions that accompany our journey. It speaks to the resilience of the human spirit, reminding us that just as the seasons change, so too do the tides of our lives, and within every moment, beauty awaits those with the eyes to see it. The design on this piece wraps around the sides. “Seasons” comes ready to hang.