The other day I met with a friend, had the most wonderful conversation, and came home with this beautiful piece which I hung as soon as I walked in the door. The artist, Koos deJongh, created it especially for me (for which I am abundantly grateful) and shared the story behind the work.
The symbol he incorporated is the international symbol of friendship and each line and shape represents the different types and periods of friendship held throughout a lifetime. There are those that are intermittent, starting and stopping over time, always taking up where they left off. Those that are strong and bold, others that are short or long term acquaintances, some that are brief, and still others that last a lifetime.
I loved hearing the intention woven so beautifully into the image which makes this piece even more meaningful to me. It gave me goosebumps, not only to see it, but to hear the meaning behind it, too. I chose to hang it in my kitchen, because other than my studio, it is the place I spend the most time each day and I love the be surrounded by something so positive. Everytime I look at it, it makes me smile. Thank you so much Koos.
AIRdirondack Art Project