I have a special treat in store for you this weekend. My enormously talented friend Thomas Hammer, who dropped by the other day and tasted my Pa-Te-So, gave me permission to post this painting of his. He has so generously gifted this painting to me and N. as a wedding present.
I thought long and hard about posting the painting along with my own interpretation of it. However, I don't want to influence your interpretation. After all, it's abstract, and we may each experience something different from his work.
That, and I am a firm believer that a painting needs not always come with words. Language and paintings are very different forms of expression, so that one can never truly describe the other. A painting is a whole and complete experience in and of itself, and should be enjoyed as such. So have fun!
Oil on canvas - 22 inches (56 cm) x 28 inches (71 cm)
Courtesy of Thomas Hammer