4/17/2009

Free-for-All Friday - Forever, Marriage Metaphor



This is a painting I did a while ago. It is a metaphor on marriage. Obviously the wedding rings represent marriage. Putting 'marriage' on a pedestal shows high regard for it. A pedestal is a support or foundation of which marriage is that for a vigorous, productive society. Classical column design suggests the highest quality and antiquity. A polished river stone to show that over time imperfections are smoothed out by the course of 2 people learning to live together. It also stands for marriage as the basis for the construction of bigger things, one being a family. As well as a marriage can become 'rock solid'. Forever is etched deeply to show the commitment that is takes for a successful marriage and that it can last eternally. Some of the meanings of my marriage metaphor. 

If you see more or something completely different do share.

5 comments:

Hansens said...

I know this is not what you meant, but when I first looked at it I saw a fireplace, thus marriage being the warmth and source of comfort and light for the entire home.

Shannon Christensen said...

I see what you mean. I hadn't thought of that. Cool.

Azra Momin said...

This is a really wonderful painting with a theme I've not seen much of, and I love how everything in it has meaning. Beautiful!

The Perry Family said...

love it!

Anonymous said...

The authoritative message :)