Our house is a very, very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you .....
- Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
This was one of my favourite songs many moons ago and it still makes my heart miss a beat when I think of my first love singing it to me . (Listen to it here)
Nicholas Wilton painting the house in his studio.
One of the finest houses I've seen is the one above by Nicholas Wilton . He is one of the 20 artists who have created unique houses to be auctioned off in aid of The Ritter Centre. This is an organization that serves low income families and the homeless in San Rafael, California. Nicholas has written about the progress of his house on his blog, starting here . It is well worth reading to find out the ideas behind it and the meaning of the symbolism.
I love the fact that Nicholas has scratched words into the paint to form sentences which spiral up around the sides of the house. These words are often used by the homeless to describe their experiences.
Threshhold : Folded with Blue and Umber by Kate Hunt at the Cadogan Contemporary.
Folded. Mixed media on canvas by Kate Hunt
Settled. Oil on canvas by Selene Santucci, here.
Hello There. Matted Graphite on Paper by Elaine Thompson