My new colleague Bela Bacsi gave me a nice little pack of playing cards from Eastern Europe, including these lovely images of the four seasons which of course relate to the four paintings that I’ve been working on: Winter = In Between (perhaps I should call this “Hibernation”); Spring = Birth; Summer = Life; Autumn = Death.

In the studio we’ve got two more of the figures sketched up, but I dislike the third, Charity, because she’s too similar to Faith and Hope, and isn’t offering forward her basket of fruit as much as I’d like, so we’ll re-do the photos of her as soon as we can. I’m still seeking a model for the man in the piece, but my students are looking for a good candidate for me, so hopefully many eyes will make light work, so to speak.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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