Jennifer Heine, SFCA, Sage of the Souq
28" x 24", acrylic, metal leaf and oil on paper on panel, CAN$4,400.00 Framed - Sold
I’ve been fortunate to have the chance to travel fairly extensively. My father was sought-after as a painter and teacher, and so led students to locations overseas to paint, and I was able to accompany them for years before I would have ever been able to afford to travel on my own. Travel is always eye-opening, and the greater understanding and appreciation brought about by experiencing vastly different cultures is invaluable, living in a world where we are so closely connected through media. People living half way around the world can be as close as neighbours, and their struggles affect all of us so much more immediately than they did before we had constant and instant communication. This venerable gentleman was the focus of one of the unexpectedly kind and welcoming interactions we enjoyed in an area that seemed at first intimidating, and ominously dark with an incipient sandstorm. Our travel is curtailed right now, but not our ability to learn, communicate, empathize and stoke wonder in the world we share.