Flown with the Wind
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 13.5x17 in
- The title of the painting paraphrases Margaret Mitchell's masterpiece, Gone with the Wind.
- In the novel, not only are the characters scattered like leaves by the wind, but a whole way of life was forever changed in the South.
A swarm of small figures flying into the unknown
against the uneasy background of a purple and crimson
sky is a powerful metaphor for the drama of human life.
If swept up in a hurricane of events, destiny becomes
Nevertheless, there is an optimistic note in the painting,
for the seeds of a dandelion can sprout far away from
their place of origin and take hold. Consider the fate
of the European settlers who went to the New World in
search of a home overseas, in America. They scattered
far and wide and although some perished, many