Piece of the Week: Five Tree Pods

Piece of the Week: Five Tree Pods

Spring has sprung at the SEAD Gallery! The cold, rainy weather did not stop the sun from shining into the gallery, stirring creative ideas for some rearranging. The Easter Bunny gave a few pointers and we now have some fun displays to show off all the things that we are selling in the SEAD Store! Come visit us for your basket-filler shopping!

If any of Jennifer Christy’s pieces from the “Push Play” exhibit were to be chosen as the most reminiscent of spring, “Five Tree Pods” would be the one. The piece is inspired by peaceful mornings, flowers, trees, birds, and the glistening sunlight; it is spring on canvas. Unlike the sharp abstract shapes and brightly contrasting colors found in some of Jennifer’s other works from this collection, “Five Tree Pods” uses the colors found in a spring forest. The pinks of the wildflowers, blues of the trickling stream, oranges and yellows of the warm sun, and the greens new growth all help to suggest the subject of nature. The image of a growing pod completes the theme. If you find yourself drawn to “Five Tree Pods,” check out the other pieces on display from her “Lost in a Forest” series at the SEAD Gallery!

Today – Billy CollinsFive-Tree-Pods-2013

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house

and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,

a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies

seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking

a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,

releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage

so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting

into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.