VPR mug available in february 2013!

Vermont Public Radio has asked me to design a mug
for the upcoming winter fundraising drive – and here it is!

‘Give Me Love’

Painted exclusively for Vermont Public Radio
for their February 2013 fundraising drive,
the Bosc, Bartlett and Bradley pears were set
on my winter windowsill in the setting sun.
Each pear expressed its own individuality and yet
the reflected light from one pear onto another confirmed for
me that they were all part of something much larger.

Vermonters have a way of creating
meaningful communities and I saw these
funny little pears responding to each other
in ways that reminded me of the people that
inhabit this remarkably tolerant state.

As I thought about a name for this painting,
I remembered the George Harrison song from his
album ‘Living in the Material World’

Give me love, give me love, give me peace on earth
Give me light, give me life, keep me free from birth
Give me hope, help me cope with this heavy load
Trying to touch and reach you with heart and soul.

Please support public radio — and enjoy your morning
coffee or tea in a new mug!