The Story Behind the Work : The Highways

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.

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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.