Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Wedded by Jenne Giles 2011
felted wool, mixed media
Today is the first anniversary of my my marriage. My husband and I have been together for 9 years and, as many do, I did not think things would change that much after the ceremony. I have been surprised in many ways by the profound changes that did follow: more trust, better cooperation & communication, and certainly better balance. Our marriage and mutual support has given me a profound sense of security that I did not feel previously. One does become one half of a greater whole.
This painting, Wedded, was completed just prior to our ceremony. It evokes the atomic relationship between partnerships and the greater interrelationship of parts that make stabile societies. I hope that it conveys the buoyancy and humor that I feel are required to make a resilient and lasting bond.