19 May 2009

Two Sweet Potatoes ...in a field

Two Sweet Potatoes ...in a field
oil on canvas / 12 x 16"

What is it about the humble sweet potato that says,
"don't paint me,
I'm an ugly old thing that lives under the ground.
I taste sweet,
I actually look great,
if you take the time to see beyond
my dirty face and my bumpy body.
I'm so sweet and bright on the inside,
but don't paint me that would be just too kind.

Perhaps you could find another one
as lonely as I am and we could be painted together ..."

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