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Thai Lions

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Artist's Statement:

This painting combines objects that originated 1500 miles apart. The two lions come from Thailand, a gift from my daughter. The globes come from China, a gift from a very kind law student in Beijing who showed me around her campus while my husband presented a paper. The lions, which are made of stone, have the center location, while the globes have the brighter colors. Lions sometimes inhabit the darkness.

Oil on Canvas

16 x 16 in

I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

One will not break through to the enemy with theory. Directness is most important, when in front of the lion's den. Rati Tsiteladze film producer, former world martial arts champion

Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet

or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair? Walker Percy American author of novels infused with philosophy The Cowardly Lion Courage. What makes a King out of a slave? Courage. What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage. What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage. What makes the Sphinx the 7th Wonder? Courage. What makes the dawn come up like THUNDER?! Courage. What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the "ape" in ape-ricot? Whatta they got that I ain't got? Dorothy, The Tin Man, and the Scarecrow Courage! The Cowardly Lion You can say that again! The Wizard of Oz from the 1939 movie based on L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.

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