You never know what you'll get in April

Originally published April 11, 2017

One of the first specific memories I have of being aware of the nuances of weather was one Easter Sunday when I was maybe 5 years old or so. My mom and grandma and I went to the Como Conservatory, and I was all dressed up in my pink Easter dress with matching pink bow in my hair.

On this single day, I remember seeing almost every form of weather - it rained, it snowed, was windy, then sunny... maybe even a rainbow thrown in for good measure. When I think of April in Minnesota, this is what I think of. 

You never know what you'll get. And, you might even get it all in one day.

  Untitled Weather - No. 7 , 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"

Untitled Weather - No. 7, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"

It was experiences like this day, along with our everyday interaction with weather that inspired the Free Time paintings. Weather is a powerful form of our planetary system that makes us realize that we are intrinsically connected with this world. Cycles of water and atmosphere that nourish us and the land can also damage us as well. 

I'm fascinated by weather and look forward to observing it intently, not just in April.