"My Hand Got Old" by Martin Dunn – Oil on Canvas
Image 22" x 14" – Framed 27" x 19"
Alain de Botton, in his extraordinary book, Art As Therapy,
encourages artists to: "...help [all of us] to overcome the extraordinary difficulties
we have in imagining ourselves in any other period of life than the one we happen to be in.
[Artists] would promote a sense of life as a whole, nevertheless made up of distinct phases."
In this painting my dog and I have just noticed, maybe for the first time,
that my hand is old. As in, my hand got old, but I didn't.
Best if both of us log that little fact away, lean back, and enjoy the beautiful day streaming in through the window.