Generations
WATERCOLOR. ORIGINAL SIZE 16x20 in

  • Folklore maintains that when a stork family builds their nest on or near a house, it brings peace, harmony, and happiness to the household.
  • The stork has always been associated with the concept of family.
  • A popular euphemism explains the birth of a newborn baby as being "brought by the stork."

We are witnessing, as if through the eyes of the stork, an important and exciting moment for two generations. As the young couple leaves the parents, we can guess from the body language in the painting that they received the parents' blessing. Judging by the approving stance of the father and the mother's wave, this is a happy moment. The stork's nest and the baby birds are a projection and a symbol of the future family life for the newlyweds.