Looking Inside

Watercolor from an original photograph. This is what I found while looking inside an old, large orange oil drum of some kind in the lot of a garbage collection business. This picture makes me think of all of our spiritual searches. We look inside our ‘can’ (our head) for what has been put in there, and then take a ‘snapshot’ of it to share with others. I guess my can was kind of empty that day. This was created in a summer painting course in college – we would go to some location around town on Monday to take pictures, do a one hour photo development that night, pick one to paint the next day, and spend the rest of the week painting it. I saw this huge orange industrial trash can sitting there, walked over to it, looked inside, and found what I knew would be my project for the week.

See the original photograph I painted this from.