Friday, July 6, 2012
Moon Glow I (2012) - by Schar Freeman
When I bought this original piece of art in Hanapepe last week, two things of note are worth mentioning. I'm typically not a seascape-type of person. Never had been and probably never will be. Nothing about other artists' work have interested me from the overpriced blue-ocean-whale-dolphin gallery products are most tourist traps to watercolors of waves splashing on the shore. The other thing is that I don't usually buy mixed media pieces just because I just can't decide whether they are paintings or sculpture. When I found 3"x2.25" painting at the Banana Patch Studio, I knew I just have to buy it. Just the previous night, the kids and I sat at the beach just outside our hotel and this image is what I had embedded in my mind to represent that special moment. We had just got back from dinner around 9pm and Sam and JJ asked if they can eat their treat by the ocean. I hesitated but agreed when I realized the ocean was moonlit and the breeze was most pleasant. I've been searching for any sign since we got to Kauai days earlier and at that moment, I realized that it was all in front of me all along. My kids happiness is the key to my happiness. I probably will never buy another artwork by Schar Freeeman but this particular one titled "Moon Glow I" will forever remind me of that thought I had on the night we all sat on our beach chairs enjoying what we have in front of us. Life.