Art in the City

Young people with artistic goals who grow up in small towns often simmer in dreams of moving to Manhattan or other such celebrated locations and spend much time complaining about the lack of opportunities places such as Huntsville, AL seem to offer. Some will be able to relocate and live out their dreams, others will find themselves doing very different things than they ever expected, others will continue to complain without relief, and others still will find ways to live up to their potential while enjoying and improving their surroundings regardless. Many will concern themselves with becoming big fish in a big pond-- in the first layer of my newest painting [above], taken from last week's Big Spring Park sketch, the koi have plenty of room to be happy and productive (in their own fishy way) even in a smaller and more literal pond.

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