|Lovers, Blomidon, oil on masonite, 12" x 24", Steven Rhude|
Love. One word that describes so many complex emotions and states. Physical love, spiritual love, elicit love, brotherly and sisterly love, parental love, love of spouse, family, community, country, place. Love of town and city. Love of nature - land and sea. The list goes on and on. However, the overview of our lives as individuals usually is composed around the nature of
Love suspends time, and thus how we arrange our insight into love is often revelatory.
When I gestured in this painting, the couple kissing were more visible. As the painting
progressed they became more enmeshed and tangled within the landscape - the warmth of
the landscape imbuing the couple’s love for each other.
Steven Rhude, NS