Something about spring brings to mind the word lush. The landscape here in Northern California has been filled with blossoms and green. It’s like the earth is ready to explode with the joy of warmth and sun following the grey of winter. But we know all this riotous color is short lived, soon to give way to the scorched earth of summer. These abstract paintings by Australian artist Todd Hunter remind me that the overabundance of life isn’t to be taken for granted.
Just as Hunter’s paintings are a deluge of color and texture, so does our life sometimes seem overflowing with happiness and good fortune. We store up those feelings, to be called upon in the midst of the drought. But right now the rains are coming and we relish the abundance while we have it.