Monday, June 13, 2011

New Illustration


Here's a illustration I made for my sister. I wanted to make a drawing picturing a little blonde girl on the beach looking out over the horizon and imagining adventure.
As I drew more I realized there was a metaphor here, when facing the future (or seeing over the horizon) you could charge boldly ahead seeking fun and adventure but at the risk of instability(the ship), or you could fortify your current position and wait to see see what you can from a high ground (the tower). This dichotomy reflects in my own life pertaining to how to spend my money. Should I spend it on fun things now and live to the fullest in the moment? Should I save it in a bank, so that I have cash in case of emergency or loss of job? Or Should I invest it in real estate or the market, with the hope of having a larger sum of money with which to pay for retirement 40 years from now? I think this is a question facing everybody in a capitalist society. I've heard friends and family talk about achieving balance in one's life. Maybe a 3-way-split is the best and most balanced way to spend profit.

5 comments:

Terry said...

Beautiful painting ...and I love the paradox. The gray versus the colorful ...the lighting over her right shoulder versus the distant light of the far future. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

Terry

Jen Beser said...

love this!

Waiting and Watching said...

This picture really speaks to me. Thank you.

Waiting and Watching said...

Your picture inspired me to write an essay. It's called "Stand Strong" and it's in my blog, "I'm Writing A Book"

carrie said...

I love this picture! Do you mind if I feature it on my blog? I can credit you as the artist and link it back to your page.