The fish who forgets he lives in water: that's the reference that someone gives when they want to remind someone something that is so all-encompassing that they've forgotten about it.
In a similar vein : It's easy to forget I live in Arkansas. The Natural state.
Most days, I disregard that fact that there are several dozen trails within a hours drive from my house.
Most days, I fail to appreciate that I can simultaneously live in the middle of town and in the middle of the Ozarks.
Most days, I get in my car and forget to see the wildflowers that bloom along the highways, exploding like birthday confetti.
And the days that I don't forget these things are often some of my favorite days.
The current "Story Behind the Work" series describes the people, places, and experiences that have influenced the pieces in my first art show - Local Color.
Be sure to check out paigemeredith.com/localcolor for more stories behind the art as well as information on how to buy an original piece of art.