Jeanne Kuhns’ painting, “New Matriarch” has been juried into the online show, “Our Bond With Nature “ on the Manhattan Arts International website “The Healing Power of Art.” She is an Award of Excellence Winner and is honored to be one of 66 included artists from an international competition.
“New Matriarch” combines Kuhns’ strong connection to nature to handle the recent loss of her Mother. In the painting representing her self, the face is blue, eyes wide in shock.
“The loss of my Mother was profound and unexpected. We have a strong matriarchal, wise women line in our family. I painted this to survive the huge emptiness after Mom died. As life changes and parents are lost to the cosmos, this work portrays the oldest daughter, the new matriarch, the home fire. She feels the tender responsibility to line her nest with familiar memories where all feel welcome to gather, wanting to keep the love flowing in the family, firmly rooted in the past, but looking forward to the future,” Kuhns said.
The fiery orange nest, the Forget Me Not flowers, the crow, and the moon all represent elements of family cohesiveness found thru the language of nature.
You can see this uplifting onlineexhibit showcasing the positive influence of the natural world through December 25, 2019 at www.healing-power-of-art.org/our-bond-with-nature-exhibition/
Visit the original painting at Lost Moth Gallery in Egg Harbor. It is open Saturdays through the winter season. www.lostmothgallery.com