vestige. sing. free.

art movement: CoBrA

Vestige, sing, free was my word choice for summer.
Admittedly I had no clue what the word vestige meant so without hesitation this was the word combo for me!

Vestige is defined as; a trace, mark, or visible sign left by something vanished or lost, or something that is disappearing or no longer exists.

Immediately I related it to memory. So I went way back into the vault of my earliest summer days spent freely drawing and painting, utterly enjoying the moment and only wondering if lunch was peanut butter and jelly or a tuna fish sandwich (with the crust cut off the corners, of course).

This piece is a memory of a painting I did at the age of eight. It was the summer of 1978 and I was a Girl Scout Brownie. The project was for a Brownie Try-It, (a badge in the making). We had to draw a poster at least 18"x 24" on what it meant to be a Girl Scout. My idea was to paint the mantra; Regardless of class, race, intellect and educational level, when there's respect, understanding, and people working together, the worlds a much better place.

And so there it was, my earliest memory of picture making singing freely with color.


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