oil on panel
14" x 11"
The Pursuit of happiness series of paintings are an attempt to convey images that can serve as affirmations of the things that are worth striving for in life. This particular painting is a portrait of my grandparents. When I paid a visit to the nursing home where they were living I saw my nearly blind grandmother pushing her husband down the hall in his wheelchair. It made me think wow! If you can find someone to push you around in your wheelchair when your old then surely you have found real love. The banner above them translates as “true love last forever.” The banner is being carried by a bird and a bee referencing my personal lineage and the source from which we all come from, ahem, the birds and the bees.