Forever in the Blink of an Eye

Forever in the Blink of an Eye by Wendy Roberts, 38 X 60 inches, Oil on Canvas
Forever in the Blink of an Eye by Wendy Roberts, 38 X 60 inches, Oil on Canvas, Not for sale at this time

You walk with your Dad on the trail through gnarled ohia trees

As I walked with my Dad under cottonwoods

Miles and years distant, yet so close

We grow one after another in timeless tree rings,

Seedlings to saplings, soaring, sheltering our shoots

In an endless life cycle

Each growing gradually.

A tree stands in place of a seedling

And a woman instead of a small girl

Forever in the blink of an eye

This painting was the one that kept my sanity during the healing of my ankle break. I had some very surreal moments of complete immersion in the painting process. This painting transformed my understanding of art as a tool for healing. I feel like some of that intensity shines through in the final painting.