Michael Cannon, Author, Owner Comment re. Laura A.Hunter
"Laura made us a gift of a painting. She painted it for us. It's a still life with a few household articles, unimportant in themselves but holding a certain sentimental value: a kind of personal iconography. I forget about it for long periods at a time, because it’s always there, and then sometimes it catches me unaware and I look at it. I feel I'm satisfying its impatience to be regarded. It hangs near some of the articles it depicts.
I read a lot. John Updike died two years ago. I read the reviews, anticipating how the literary obituaries would strain for an effect, trying to give some indication of the sheer quality, texture, scope, volume and continuity of such a body of work. They didn’t have to. He'd done it himself. He said his aim was: “To give the mundane its beautiful due”.
That sounds like a small ambition, but it’s not. Simple things are very hard. Laura gave our mundane things their due."
Last Updated (Sunday, 23 October 2011 13:39)