Here is another painting will be in my show which opens on Thursday evening. Ok, laugh at me: I don't recall what I named this painting.
As a matter of fact, I don't remember the name of most of them!
I know what all the names are, but I don't know what name belongs to which painting. I won't know for sure until Thursday, when I see the painting on the wall with the name on a little label beside it. How embarrassing is that?
I honestly don't name them randomly.
Plenty, bounty, abundance are themes throughout mythology. Every culture on earth has a symbol of abundance. In Greek myth there is the horn given to Amalthea, the Finnish have the myth of the Sampo, there is the Grail myth, and the aptly named Cauldron of Plenty in Celtic legend, if you had one of these, you would never starve.
Oh, and nerds have the Star Trek replicator. Replicators are a sore spot with me. My Dad promised me I would have one when I grew up. I am still waiting.
The running theme of these paintings is the profusion and fertility of life, of the world we live in, the sheer muchness of everything.
It is important that we stop and remember that we are so lucky in this life.