Gail Butler Art Blog
Generally, as fans of my work are aware, I create pieces that represent the brighter aspects of life. However, creating art IS a means of working through our life and dealing with what comes our way. I created this piece as a tribute to my husband of 20 years, and all of the other hard working Americans who have been swept away in the financial collapse which has occured in our country. The company he worked for closed,unexpectedly, and 500 individuals were out of work. This happened two years ago today, which is why I elected to post this on this day. The figure in my piece is a steel-blue, his jaw is strong, his hands are broad, his shirt sleeves rolled up, ready for hard work. He gazes down at the fragments of his broken dreams in his hand, and is surrounded by them. He rests his other hand on his heart, a pained expression on his face. I am sure there are many who can identify with the struggle I have represented here. I would love to say that life is all happiness and light, but we know it is not. My hope for all is better times, strength from within and the support of those who love you.