Flown with the Wind

  • 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 unpredictable.

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 flourished.