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GC Myers-Opulenta 2021

Opulenta“- Now at the Principle Gallery

I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia.

― Ptolemy, Ptolemy’s Almagest

This is a new painting that is part of my current solo exhibit at the Principle Gallery. It’s called Opulenta which refers to the richness of its colors which I see as a reminder of the richness of the world in which we live. A richness which we often overlook in our haste to get through our days and lives.

We are blessed with the infinite wealth and beauty of the universe always within our reach if only we pull ourselves away from the trivial and take notice of this miracle. It lightens our load and, as Ptolemy points out, lifts our feet from this mortal earth and takes us to higher planes of being.

You know, partying with Zeus and scarfing down some sweet ambrosia. That kind of thing.

I kid about that part but I understand his intent. I am as guilty as anyone in sometimes overlooking the opulence in which we exist. But I do know the experience to which he refers.

We might be better caretakers if we could understand the treasure entrusted to us in this world.

Now, where is that Zeus? I haven’t had my breakfast yet and that ambrosia sounds pretty darn good.

9921069 Opulenta Principle Gallery 2021 Catalog Page

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