My Hand Got Old

"My Hand Got Old" by Martin Dunn – Oil on Canvas

Image 22" x 14" – Framed 27" x 19"


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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.