Arting for 365 Day 36: The Meaning of Bubbles

Day 36 (6/3/12): The Meaning of Bubbles

6 x 6″ watercolor and ink on paper

Goal: To create one work of art each day for 365 consecutive days

I created this little watercolor late last night as I was longing to go to bed. I have no idea what it is about. And I could leave this post at that, but I thought it would be more entertaining to make up some things to explain it. Below are my options. Feel free to add your own.

Option 1. The soft, organic growing pile of bubbles juxtaposed to the structured horizontal lines represents the discord between the real world and our ideal reality – with the umbrella symbolizing our attempt to shelter our ideal view. (This seems like a good one because we could apply the “ideal” metaphor to anything from politics to raising a puppy.)

Option 2. The lines in the piece are a measurement of how high our bubbles might grow before bursting. (Simple but good as it could be applied to a glass half full or half empty type person. One type probably sees them bursting, the others sees the page overflowing.)

Option 3. The pile of bubbles represents the constant cycle of life as bubbles continuously join and leave the pile. (A bit of a stretch perhaps…)

The Meaning of Bubbles Bubble detailThe Meaning of Bubbles umbrella detail

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2 thoughts on “Arting for 365 Day 36: The Meaning of Bubbles

  1. 1). Not even with an umbrella can Geen tomatoes make it as a fruit…

    2). Limes from umbrellas make for plenty of summer happiness.

    3). Punky Brewster could have used this umbrella to help with the acid rain.

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