Here's a toy fire truck I painted. The toys belong to my two-year-old grandson. He likes to play with his fire trucks and has some other fire-fighter-related toys. When he hears sirens he often goes to the window to see if he can see a fire truck. The real fire trucks we saw at the Moody Street Fire House were overwhelmingly huge. I think he and his dad got to sit in a real fire truck a little while ago, too. Size, I suppose, is relative. Sometimes I feel big and sometimes I feel very small. Both are true.
I have two exhibits in July 2019, both on the theme "Regarding Fire." One exhibit will be at the Thomas Crane Public Library, in Quincy, Massachusetts. The Library will also have a virtual exhibit and a video interview available from their website: http://thomascranelibrary.org
The other will be at the Newton Free Library, in Newton, Massachusetts. My work will be in the Main Hall and another artist, Ruth LaGue, will be in the Gallery. We will have a reception together on July 11, Thursday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. https://newtonfreelibrary.net
These exhibits are of new work and will have some writing framed separately from the paintings. The theme will include some of the benefits, safety measures, damage, repairs, and questions regarding fire. This theme has also become metaphorical in that when we have damage-- emotionally or physically-- recovery takes time and is a multilayered process.
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Linda T. Hurd.