Day Seventy-Six/Image Seventy-Six

“Afloat” Image. Ceres Gallery. New York. Solo Show.

Ah Barbados! When our daughter was very young and could ride on our laps, my husband and I used to go to Barbados. It is very far east and is, in fact, in a different time zone. It is also very far south, near the equator. So the water goes counter clockwise down the drain and not clockwise as it does here.

Exotic differences. Real African food because of its proximity to Africa. Sugar fields with waving tall grasses and birds that sing beautifully at night. Our daughter and I had little watercolor sketchbooks where we painted in the landscape of Barbados. We used up all the blue in our paintboxes.

I look at these little paintings now and think of what a sweet time it was.

The almonds I am not too sure about. The kind of tree, not too sure. But in the collage above, are embedded memories of this magical place and time visited long ago.