An older woman

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An Older Woman

portrait of an older lady
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in (2012)

Much is made of beauty, but little is understood about it as it seems to say more about the beholder than the beheld. It is physical, emotional, existential, spiritual, wonderful, captivating . . . ?

Beauty in people evolves. Sure, we age, cultivate a wrinkle farm, slow down a bit, sag unceremoniously. Some reach for youthful restoration, while others are happy as they are.

I perhaps have a broader (or stranger) range of notions of beauty as I see it in rusty metal, a fallen broken tree, a derelict building, faces lined and marked by time. This is a tribute to the evolution of beauty in all of its forms.

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