Saturday, June 20, 2009
WOMEN OF THE BIBLE, TAMAR, PALM
While working on this block I was thinking about palm trees. In my youth, in Michigan, my whole experience with palm fronds was on Palm Sunday, when they were passed out at church. They always seemed exotic and a bit surreal, like many things at church when you are little.
Now that I live in Florida, palms are everywhere, of course, including my front yard. I love the way the sway and block/filter the light. It reminds me of Tamar hiding her identity from Judah, blocking who she was, yet at the same time with him.
I used dark green for the palm branch and a yellow-green for the background. Is that the light shining through, or yet another palm frond behind? I like it to not be obvious.