A Seat on the Middle Path
5" x 11.5"
Watercolor on Watercolor Paper
Float-mounted on an archival, Concrete-colored mat board
Framed in a solid wood, maple shadow box frame 10” x 16.5”
Glazing is UV, museum-grade plexiglass
Why this chair, this path? It's a quirky chair, kind of stiff and blocking the path. But, it's the chair of my childhood that I grew up with. Probably of Edwardian heritage, my parents bought this chair as part of a dining set from an antiques store in NJ in the 70s. At some point when I moved out and got my own place, I inherited two of them. They've been additions to my own sets up until we left NJ for NC.
The path while seemingly nondescript, is part of the Delaware and Raritan State Park, that runs along the historic canal in NJ. It's significant because it was the first location we went to in the beginning of the pandemic after shutdown. Going there felt risky, we felt so vulnerable, and we needed space, and fresh air, and to be out of our house. But, it was the first trip together as a family from the house. I truly wanted to sit and linger on that trail.